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Quick Fall Minestrone

Quick Fall Minestrone
Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Yield

8 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups soup and 1 tablespoon cheese)

Make the most of fall produce like butternut squash and kale in this hearty vegetarian soup. Pasta and beans make it especially filling.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 1/2 cups (3/4-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 2 1/2 cups (3/4-inch) cubed peeled baking potato
  • 1 cup (1-inch) cut green beans (about 1/4 pound)
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1 (16-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 212
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 9.6 g
  • carbohydrate 36 g
  • fiber 3.9 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 1.9 mg
  • sodium 961 mg
  • calcium 164 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 2 1/2 minutes or until tender. Add broth and the next 7 ingredients (broth through salt); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Add kale, orzo, and beans; cook 5 minutes or until orzo is done and vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with cheese.