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"When you feel like having a good soup, make this one!"

Serves 8-10 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time 30 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

This is a delicious and hearty soup that is soul-warming. Don't forget the fresh parmesan!


Ingredients You'll Need

1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup onion, finely chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 cup leek, cut and sliced thinly
1 cup celery, chopped
2 cups carrots, diced
2 cups savoy cabbage, chopped
1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1/2 inch lengths
1 1/2 cup potato, finely diced
1/2 cup prosciutto, chopped
1 cup ham, chopped
1 cup zucchini, unpeeled and chopped into 1/2" cubes
1 cup fresh spinach, rinsed, stemmed, and chopped
2/3 cup fresh or canned tomatoes, (if using fresh put into boiling water for 1 1/2 minutes and then remove skin)
1/2 cup tomato sauce
6 cups chicken broth
2 cups canned beans, kidney or cannellini or both (can substitute dry white beans, but cook ahead for 35 min)
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary or 1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 cup small shell noodles
salt & pepper to taste
grated fresh parmesan to garnish


Directions

In a large stock pot or soup pot add the olive oil and heat. Saute onion, carrots, celery, leek, cabbage, green beans, potatoes and garlic for 2 minutes.


Add the chicken stock to the pan.


Add the prosciutto, ham, zucchini, tomatoes, spinach, tomato sauce, and herbs.


Simmer soup over low for 5 minutes then add the shell noodles until vegetables and pasta are softened.


Add the cooked beans and warm through.


Add fresh parsley if using. Check the seasoning and salt & pepper to taste.


Serve in bowls and garnish with plenty of fresh parmesan cheese.


Enjoy!


Pairs Well With

Garlic Toast


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