5 stars with some minor changes. Used 32oz of vegetable stock since I'm vegetarian and no pancetta. Used canned chopped tomatoes left in juice...the combination of the extra stock and juice helped keep it from becoming too thick. I also used precut and peeled butternut squash instead of the acorn to save time. I agree, definitely takes longer to cook than the recipe says...closer to an hour. Will make again but with more kale - it's a favorite in our house!
Very tasty and filling soup. I followed the advice of the other reviewers and reduced the cinnamon to 1/4 teaspoon, added 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, used diced tomatoes (basil and rosemary), and added an extra can of chicken broth. I also found that the cooking time listed is way off; it took nearly 45 minutes of simmering for the potatoes to soften.
Will definitely make again.
Did anyone find that this actually cooked in the time specified in the recipe? I had to cook it 2-3 times longer to get the squash and potatoes cooked. Other than that, I agree with several of the reviewers. It is delicious--lots of flavor. But it is also a lot of prep work--chopping all the veggies. As others did, I used canned diced tomatoes--and just left them in the juice since others had said it was so thick. I didn't want to buy kale, so I threw in some baby spinach instead. It's probably just as good without it.
this is one of my favorite soups in the cooler months. I have several vegetarian friends so I will leave out the meat and use a vegetable based broth, for the meat lovers and have ham biscuits on the side with a nice salad to round it off. It's easy for a bigger crowd and works pretty well in the slow cooker.
Quite tasty, easy to prepare, and nicely filling when served with a crusty olive roll from Whole Foods. To the guy who gave this one star, without even trying it, because he saw beans in the recipe, why are you rating a dish you never even tried? I hate the folks who rate dishes on myrecipes without ever trying them. FWIW, I actually added more beans, and I prefer to use bacon in this over pancetta - cheaper, and IMO, more flavorful.
This soup was good... alot of steps to make though - I threw in a bunch of chopped kale and did not use the squash.. kale is so good in soups - it barely wilts at all so you know you are getting the max on nutrition - and you feel very healthy eating this! Would make again!