Winter begs for warm foods for comfort and to warm ourselves inside. Minestrone is a delicious vegetable soup. You can add in meat, if desired.
Three 32 ounce boxes chicken stock (or water or vegetable stock for vegetarian/vegan option)
2 cup water
2 tablespoons chicken soup base (or vegetable for vegetarian/vegan option)
4 potatoes (I used 2 yellow & 2 russet)
1 onion, small
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 celery ribs
Two 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
1 can kidney beans
1/2 small package frozen green beans
1 zucchini, thin sliced
8 ounces ditalini pasta, uncooked
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
salt & pepper, to taste
1/4 to 1/2 head cabbage
In large stockpot, saute garlic, onions, celery & carrots in olive oil. Add tomato paste & mix well; cook about 2 minutes.
Add stock, water, soup base, Italian seasoning, tomato sauce and potatoes; bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
Add uncooked pasta; reduce heat to low; add beans, zucchini; salt and pepper to taste; simmer 40 minutes. About 10-15 minutes before done, add chopped cabbage & cook until wilted. Taste to adjust seasonings.
What is your favorite soup? Comment & let me know.