Veggie Soup - My Rainy Day Saturday Soup

Total Time
55mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe is my version of Minestrone Soup utilizing fresh veggies on-hand. The completed soup is built upon staples from your pantry so this soup is a creation-of-the-day, full of veggies and definitely tasty. Have fun with this easy-to-prepare comfort food. Make lots and freeze for those times when you crave a hot bowl of comfort.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Drizzle olive oil in bottom of large soup pot placed on stove burner at medium-high heat to begin with.
  2. When oil is heated begin adding the washed, chopped veggies to sauté.
  3. Stir the veggies while sautéing with a wooden spoon until tender.
  4. Add chopped fresh garlic and continue stirring the veggies.
  5. Add salt, black pepper and the spices, continue stirring the mixture.
  6. Add the tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth and water.
  7. Add the bay leaves.
  8. Add the washed, drained beans and keep stirring the soup.
  9. Turn down the heat under the pot to low and keep stirring and tasting.
  10. Correct flavor of the soup with more sugar if needed and more salt if needed.
  11. Serving suggestions:.
  12. In your personal bowl of soup add soup crackers or homemade croutons or melting cheese keeping the pot of soup dairy-free for those with dietary restrictions.
  13. Add pasta of choice or rice, prepared separately in another pot.