Thursday, 27 September 2012

Recipe: Autumn minestrone soup ....


I don't know about any one else but on cold rainy days there is only one thing for me and that's a bowl of nourishing hot soup for lunch. This is one I adapted from a recipe  found here and I can tell you there is both eating and drinking in it! Perfect for those after school/college hungry mouths!!

1 red onion chopped
4 tbsp olive oil
1 stick celery diced
2 carrots sliced
300g butternut squash cut into cubes
1 litre chicken stock
1 clove of garlic
salt and pepper
35g pasta shapes
handful of frozen spinach or kale
parsley chopped
grated parmesan to serve

Directions...
Heat the olive oil on a heavy based pan and add the celery , carrots and squash . Saute for around 5 mins. Add the garlic, then pour on the chicken stock . Stir in the tomato paste and bring to the boil.
Simmer until the pasta is al dente. Add, in the spinach/kale and cook for a further 4 mins. Add parsley and stir.

To serve scatter with sprinkle of Parmesan.


All ready for some Autumn comfort eating!

Have a lovely day:)
Anne xx

23 comments:

  1. I have been into soups lately. I will make a big batch on sunday then have it all week for my lunch. This one looks delish!!

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  2. I'm usually not a soup person, but this has me drooling. I think it's the noodle/parm/broth combo. The veggies are just a bonus :).

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  3. Hi Anne! One of my favorite fall and winter soups is minestrone :) Your recipe looks wonderful!

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  4. Yum. We make minestrone when we want to get extra veggies down the boys and sometimes we put in a little chopped bacon to sweeten the deal for Ben!

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  5. Yummy yummy....me want soup!

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  6. I agree with you about the soup + a rainy day! This recipe looks particularly delicious Anne.

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  7. Hi Anne!Minestrone soup is my favorite soup!Lovely recipe!Wish you a nice evening!
    Dimi...

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  8. Yummy! A big chunk of crusty bread and real butter and I'll be good to go!

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  9. This looks amazing. I love soups, and this one has so many good veggies! YUM!

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  10. This looks *scrumptious*! I always start in on the soups and stews once the weather even *looks* like it's cooling off! This definitely needs to go into the rotation!

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  11. Must try this perfect with homemade brown bread

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  12. mmm, i love soups...any kind of soup, and homemade is the best! this sounds delicious!

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  13. This looks so delicious and i love soups so much. Nice photos.

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  14. Like you I love nourishing full soups. When we came home from school as kids Mum would always have a big pot of soup - my fave was ham and pea - on the potbelly stove in the living room.

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  15. I love soups, specially when i am sick or need warming up.
    I have never cooked a minestrone from scratch :( your s looks so yummy i can almost smell it.

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  16. I like so much vegetable soups, and this one seems delightful and perfect for an autumn dinner!
    besos & have a nice weekend!

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  17. This looks so good. I've definitely been in the mood to eat warm things, especially soups. Love the fall!
    ~FringeGirl

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  18. Viva il minestrone! This is my favourite one. I used to go home hoping that mum would make me a good bowl of minestrone. I find it very addictive! Well done on this!

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  19. I love minestrone! Great recipe! I'll be making this one soon!

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  20. This looks so good. It's not cool here yet in Vegas, but this soup still sounds yummy to me! :)

    I hope your weekend is going great, Anne!

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  21. I love every kind of vegetable soup (ask my darlings who are forced to eat soup twice a week). Minestrone is one of my favourites: I don't use pasta though, I just add some crostini in my hubby's and girlie's bowls to feed them up ;-)))

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