Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Winter Minestrone

Here I go again writing about another pot of soup.  I can't help it!  There's very little that says comfort in the dark night of winter than soup.  It's an entire meal in one pot. Full of delicious veggies, beans and/or pasta.  It's really quite perfect.

Yesterday was a cold, raw day here on the northeast.  This mama was out and about being a jolly ol' elf finishing up the present getting.  Rushing home to do some wrapping before the little ones came home from school.  As much as I like to not get caught up in all the rushing of the holiday season, sometimes it just seems to happen.

Dan works outside all day and the kids were cold when they got home.  I thought a hot pot of soup was the remedy!

Winter Minestrone is one of my go to soups.  Full of veggies like tomatoes, Swiss chard, potatoes, celery and onions.  It's also loaded with protein beans and pasta.  Truly a one pot meal.

The recipe calls for small tubular pasta; but I used cheese tortellini instead.  It's one of the kids favorite pasta, getting them to eat a bit more of the veggies in the soup too.  Another thing I love about cooking is how it helps kids with math.  Here's Roman measuring out 2 cups of pasta. 

This soup cooks up very quickly.  In about 30 minutes, dinner is one the table.  Doesn't get much better than that for busy families!

What is your favorite soup?


  1. We love soup in the winter. My kids have recently really enjoyed roasted sweet potato and black bean curry (it is blended), and then they love any vegetable type soup with some foccacia.

  2. Oooh, that sounds delicious. We'll have to try that! Thank you.

  3. Your soup looks delicious - especially on the cold Winter nights! Love the pics of the helpers, as always :)