Italian-style Vegetable Soup

Recipe by Mysterygirl
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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan.
  • Add parsley and garlic.
  • Saute over medium heat.
  • Before garlic changes colour, add pancetta.
  • Saute until lightly browned.
  • Stir in cabbage.
  • Cover and cook 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining vegetables to saucepan.
  • Cover and cook about 5 minutes.
  • Add broth and water, if using, and prosciutto rind or ham shank.
  • Cover and reduce heat.
  • Simmer 40 to 50 minutes.
  • Remove half the vegetables with a slotted spoon.
  • Place in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  • Return to saucepan.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve hot with Parmesan cheese sprinkled over top.
  • VARIATION:
  • Toast about 20 thick slices of Italian bread.
  • Place 2 slices in each soup bowl and sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese.
  • Ladle soup into bowls.
  • Serve with additional Parmesan cheese.
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