Winter Vegetable Minestrone

"Minestrone is comfort food for our Italian family. It's very warming—I literally sweat when I eat it," says Lynn Bagley, founder of the Marin County Farmers Market Association in San Rafael, California.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings
Recipe from Sunset

More From Sunset

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 140
  • Calories from fat: 10%
  • Protein: 7.8g
  • Fat: 1.6g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 24g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sodium: 352mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1/2 pound banana squash
  • 3/4 pound Swiss chard
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings
  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) cannellini (white beans), rinsed and drained
  • Salt and pepper
  • Grated parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. 1. In a 5- to 6-quart pan, combine oil, onion, and garlic. Stir over high heat until onion begins to brown, about 5 minutes.
  2. 2. Add broth and bay leaf. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. 3. Cut off and discard peel from squash; cut squash into 1/2-inch cubes and add to pan. Cover and simmer over medium heat until squash is tender when pierced, about 6 minutes.
  4. 4. Meanwhile, trim off discolored ends of Swiss chard stems. Rinse chard, shake off moisture, stack, and cut in half lengthwise; then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide strips.
  5. 5. Add Swiss chard, tomatoes, and beans to squash mixture. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring often, and boil until chard stems are tender when pierced, 3 to 4 minutes. Ladle into soup bowls.
  6. 6. Season minestrone with salt, pepper, and cheese to taste.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Winter Vegetable Minestrone Recipe at a Glance
advertisement
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy