When a dark chilly afternoon portends a killing frost, gather the last of the garden’s bounty and make a steaming pot of soup for dinner. This recipe makes a generous amount that will feed a family for more than one satisfying meal.

Yields 12 cups

5.0 from 1 reviews
Autumn Minestrone
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 6 to 8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons canola or other vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 2½ cups peeled and cubed winter squash*
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • ½ cup peeled and diced carrots
  • 2½ cups cubed potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 1½ cups cooked or canned cannellini beans(15-ounce can, drained)
Instructions
  1. Warm the oil in a large soup pot on medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic, and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the squash, celery, carrots, potatoes, oregano, salt, pepper, and water and cook for 10
  4. minutes or until the potatoes are almost done.
  5. Add the kale and beans and simmer for another 5 to 7 minutes, until the kale is tender and the beans are hot.
  6. Serve immediately.
Notes

*We recommend a firm, rich winter squash, such as acorn, delicata, or buttercup.
PER 12 OUNCE SERVING: 137 CALORIES, 3.9 G PROTEIN, 3.9 G FAT, 23 G CARBOHYDRATES, 1 G SATURATED FATTY ACIDS, 0 MG CHOLESTEROL, 744 MG SODIUM, 4.2 G TOTAL DIETARY FIBER

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One Response to Autumn Minestrone

  1. Michele Hoover says:

    I added extra garlic, used veggie broth, and grated a little parmesan over the top with a pinch of crushed red pepper – to DIE for!!!!! And, ALL the veggies and herbs were from my gardens :) Thank you for another AWESOME recipe!

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