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February 4, 2016

Minestrone

Thick, rich and so delicious Minestrone soup on a cold day

This Minestrone soup recipe is thick, rich and so delicious on a cold day.

I usually make Minestrone from whatever vegetables I have leftover in the refrigerator and the possibilities are really endless when it comes to ingredients.

Thick, rich and so delicious Minestrone soup on a cold day

However, I do have to single out this specific recipe as it caused quite the rave in our household - everyone had seconds and even third helpings. Good thing I normally make double batches when it comes to soups and chowders.

I would have used 2 or 3 fresh Tomatoes if I had any, but did not. Fortunately I always have a couple of tins of Tomatoes, different flavors, chopped, whole etc. You can use whichever you choose, canned or fresh because a Minestrone just won't be the same without Tomatoes, right ?

Minestrone



8 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

2 Onions, chopped
4 t Fresh Garlic, crushed
1 TB Vegetable Oil
1 t Dried Chili Flakes
1 can (410g) Chopped Tomatoes
2 Potatoes, peeled and cubed small
3 Celery Ribs, chopped
3 Carrots, chopped or grated
1 TB Sugar
1/4 cup Tomato Paste
2 TB White Onion Soup Powder
2 liters Water
200g Spaghetti, broken in smaller pieces
1/4 cup Parsley, chopped
1/4 cup Cilantro, leaves, chopped
2 cups Sausages, sliced thinly, your choice   {I used Feinschmecker Rookwors}

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Heat Oil in a large saucepan, with a lid - saute the Onion and garlic until soft.
2.) Add the Chili Flakes, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Celery, Carrots, Sugar and Tomato Paste - stir through.
3.) Dissolve the Soup Powder in the Water and add to the saucepan - bring to the boil.
4.) Add the broken Spaghetti, Parsley and Cilantro - lower heat, cover and simmer 40 - 45 minutes or until the Vegetables are soft.
5.) Just before serving : Fry the Sausage slices in a little Oil for a few minutes - place on paper towels to drain excess oil.

Serve the Minestrone topped with Sausage slices and crusty dinner rolls or freshly baked bread.

Thick, rich and so delicious Minestrone soup on a cold day


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http://www.withablast.net/2016/02/tomato-basil-bread.html


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4 comments:

  1. Wow..It's my favorite..Thanks Linda.

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  2. That looks great, especially with the tomato bread. I'm not surprised people wanted extra servings :-)

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  3. This is exactly what we need after spending the day working on the Ranch! Love the addition of chili flakes! Comfort foodies at its best!

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  4. Brian loves minestrone! It's such a comforting dish!

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