Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Minestrone

Fall is in the air and nothing is better to eat on a cool fall day then soup. I love homemade soup it taste so much better than that canned stuff. This is a soup you can throw all the ingredients in the crockpot, forget about it and you have a nice warm supper done in a few hours time. This made a large crockpot full of soup but you can easily cut the ingredients in half and make a smaller batch if you need to.

Minestrone

2 (14.5-15 oz) cans diced tomatoes
2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
2 T. garlic
1 onion, chopped
4 large carrots, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
3(15 oz) cans great northern beans (use whatever beans you like)Drained&rinsed 1 T. Parsley
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1-2 T. chicken boullion or beef
6 cups chicken or beef stock
1 1/2 tsp basil
2 tsp Oregano
2 bay leaves
1-2 cups cooked ditalini pasta or macaroni

Dump all ingredients in the crockpot except the pasta and cook on high for 6 hours. about 15 minutes before serving dump in the desired amount of cooked pasta. Serve with warm homemade rolls.

Note: Cook the noodles first then they won't soak up quite so much of the soup's broth and don't add them till the end so they won't soak up the liquid either and become too mushy!!!


Doesn't that pot full of soup just scream fall!!! We love soup season in our house!!!

2 comments:

Coleen's Recipes said...

This looks so delicious. I was so hungry for minestrone last week that I bought a can of Progresso...yours looks SO much better. I'll take a bowl with a nice big piece of garlic bread please.

Jason, Alyson, Kaci & Brynley said...

Oh my goodness Jessie, this soup is so yummy! I made it for dinner tonight and it is just so good! Easy and tasty, love it! Thanks for posting all of your AMAZING recipe finds!