Autumn Minestrone

READY IN: 52mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Moosewood recipe

Top Review by Polar Bear

For the same reason as Roosie stated in her review, the ingredients of this recipe are all good, but this Moosewood/Mollie Katzen recipe tastes bland. One needs to add 2 cups chicken or beef broth. When we did this, at first we didnt want to alter anything in such a good-looking low fat soup, but sadly without the addition of broth, it was very bland and we followed everything as is, including cooking time. :( The cooking time alone (10 minutes for celery, potatoes, squash, etc. ) seems short of producing any good-tasting vegetable soup taste. When cooking time is extended, the taste of crushed squash becomes a little sweet but still, without the addition of broth, it has no ooomph to it. I decided to make broth at the last minute just to have some sort of taste or the family wont eat it at all and I had walked a long distance to get squash during this winter day with temperature at 4°C. :(( After I added broth, it tasted very okay.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a big pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic; stir and saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the squash, celery, carrots, potatoes, oregano, salt, pepper, and water.
  4. Bring to a boil, lower heat and cook until potatoes are done (10 minutes or so).
  5. Add in the kale and beans; let simmer for 5-7 minutes or until kale is tender and the beans are heated; season to taste with additional salt/pepper if desired.
  6. Serve immediately.

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