I love this simple & delicious recipe. I have been making it for years. I buy 4 oz packages of pancetta from trader Joes & keep them in the freezer. The only addition I make is double the broth & add a can of DelMonte Italian flat green beans. Delish!
I'm a huge Giada fan and this recipe does not disappoint. I made this wonderful recipe for a family get-together and it got huge raves. I did change a few things, I omitted the pancetta, swiss chard, parsley and swapped the beef broth with veggie broth. I did stir in a few handfuls of baby spinach at the end. I loved this spin on minestrone and will definitely make it again. Thank you for posting, Queen!
This is a wonderful soup! Freezes well, if there's any left!!
This was alright. I added some tomato sauce to give it more tomato flavor, a bit more garlic, and fresh basil.
Loved the idea of using the parmesan rind - I always end up with a bag full of those and then forget to throw them into soup or beans. I added dry rosemary in a tea infuser since this was January. An excellent minestone.
I thought this was fabulous, so did my 11 month old and 3 year old daughters! I used dried rosemary and a red potato out of necessity. We topped with freshly grated parmesan. It was a wonderful, comfy soup and very healthy! Thanks for posting! Gotta love Giada!
My house smells wonderful from this simmering soup. The best part is that the soup tastes just as divine as it smells. I omitted the celery (didn't have any on hand) and subbed spinach for the swiss chard. Everything combines so well to make a hearty and filling soup. It is absolutely worthy of repeating.
I made this exactly as written and it was fantastic, a real keeper.
Very hearty and healthy soup. The chard and beans make this filling and the cheese rind and beef broth give it a rich flavor. Omitted the potato because of South Beach diet restrictions. Would definitely like to have again. :)
Hearty and delicious! It was worth the trip to the specialty store to buy pancetta. My sister kept raving about how good this soup was. I was worried that the chard would taste wierd or not hold up (it is an ingredient that I don't normally use) but it worked out just fine. The only changes that I made was that I added a cubed zucchini, a small handful of shell pasta, a pinch of dried oregano, and a pinch of sugar. I also added a pinch of baking soda because the tomatoes that I added were a bit tart. I will definitely make this soup again!