Monday, April 07, 2008

Toot! Toot!

Don't mind if I toot my own horn, but I did create the greatest Minestrone soup recipe ever! I looked at a few different soups and put together my own concoction. Yah, it rocks...

My Minestrone Soup

1 package Italian sausage
3 carrots, cut small
1 onion
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 zucchini
1 can kidney beans
1 can stewed tomatoes (I prefer diced tomatoes)
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1/4 c. parsley, chopped
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried basil
2 c. fresh spinach
8 c. broth (I use vegetable)
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 c. tomato puree
pasta, spinach pasta if you can find it (optional, soup is great without pasta!)
salt/ pepper to taste

Add 2 extra cups broth if using pasta!

Cook Italian sausage. Get broth heated up on medium heat and add ingredients starting with carrots and celery to allow for longer cooking time. In no particular order combine ingredients ending with spinach and zucchini. You can saute the onions to get them soft if you want. Let flavors blend for around 30 min and enjoy! (I didn't use pasta so just figure out when you need to add it in.)


Eric & Tara said...

Mmmm, sounds delish! I concocted my minestroni recipe when I was like 11 and haven't made it since then (practicly) so maybe I will use yours instead.

Kaydub said...

Looks really good! I love getting new tried and true recipes. mmmm. I'm printing this one up.