Upstate Minestrone Soup Recipe
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Upstate Minestrone Soup Recipe

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If you love vegetables, you'll find this minestrone especially satisfying. Keep the recipe in mind when you have a bounty of fresh garden produce. —Yvonne Krantz, Mt. Upton, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup sliced fresh carrots
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 small zucchini, sliced
  • 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed beef broth, undiluted or 3 beef bouillon cubes plus 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • Minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 196 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 1291mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 11g protein

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, brown sausage in oil. Add the onion, carrots, garlic and basil; cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the cabbage, zucchini, broth, tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add beans; cook 20 minutes longer. Garnish with parsley.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary.
    Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Upstate Minestrone Soup in Country January/February 1987, p55

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2016

"The whole family loved this soup and they are not big soup fans. Next time I would leave out the salt since there's enough sodium in the other ingredients and let people add to their own taste. Very easy and a quick meal!"

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Reviewed May. 16, 2014

"I am from upstate New York so I had to try this recipe. It is excellent. I have made it 4 times already. I vary it each time with different vegetables that I have on hand. I have used the fire roasted tomatoes and they were great in the soup. I freeze it and take it to work also."

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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"Made some minor changes...used Italian turkey sausage (sweet), beans instead of zucchini because I had fresh green beans on hand. I did not add salt, but did add a dash of Tabasco to add a little zip. The soup was a big hit...will make it often!"

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Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"Been making this recipe for about 10 years and it the most delicious soup. Whenever I make it for anyone they always exclaim about how good it is. I make it just as the recipe says but add a bit more cabbage as it cooks up and can hardly be seen. Also I add more garlic."

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013

"I haven't made this soup-sounds great but no nutrition information. I usually don't make any recipes unless I know the nutrient content. Possible to add nutrition information to all your recipes? Thanks"

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