Grandma's Minestra

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Recipe by KVasanth

I loved this soup growing up- such a heartwarming, nourishing soup. Now, there were some things about this soup that I didn't like when my grandmother made it, so I've tweaked the recipe (what I can remember from childhood), and it comes pretty close. This is very much a 'dump everything into the pot' soup, but it works.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown bacon in a large, heavy pot.
  2. Once bacon is browned, add garlic and onions.
  3. Saute garlic and onions until translucent.
  4. Add cannelini beans and greens, mixing to incorporate.
  5. Add water, boullion cube, carrots, potatoes, herbs and raw sausage slices. Bring to a boil.
  6. Once soup has boiled, reduce heat and simmer for 30 - 45 minutes.
  7. Once sausages are cooked through, add salt and peppers to taste.
  8. Great served on its own, or with a loaf of crusty Italian bread.

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