Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mom's Minestrone Soup

So in our effort to try and eat healthy I have been trying to make things that are healthy for us and very yummy as well. This is one of Ty's favorites and I got the recipie from my mom. It is homemade minestrone soup and it really is SO yummy and pretty easy to make! I took pictures of the three different steps of how the soup looks while you are making it! When we aren't being so healthy it really tastes good with sour dough bread, but we have been cutting out a lot of carbs, so last night we ate it with no bread and it was still very good! If you try to make it, send me a comment after and let me know what you thought of it! Happy eating!
4 strips of bacon cut into small square pieces (raw)
3 garlic cloves
3 T olive oil
1 small onion chopped up
4 celery stalks chopped up
1/2 head of cabbage chopped up
2 carrotts chopped up (we leave out the carrots)
1 can of green beans (juice included)
1 14-16oz can diced or crushed tomotoes ( juice included)
1/4 cup dry or fresh chopped up parsley
1 T of dry sweet basil
1 small can of beef broth
1 small can of Campbell's Bean & Bacon Soup
Parmesean or Mozzerella cheese to top on soup

Turn pot onto medium heat, cook bacon until transparent, add onion, garlic cloves ( mashed up) and olive oil, sautee for about 10 mins
then add all vegetables ( of course you can pretty much subsitute any veggies you want here, if you don't like some or want to add more)
Pour juice from beans and tomatoes in with the soup
Cook on low heat for about 20 mins
Add broth and bean and bacon soup stirring until everything looks well mixed together, if soup looks too thick you can add an additional can of tomatoes, which I do sometimes or about 1 cup of water. Top with cheese and enjoy this very healthy soup!


Emily said...

We are also trying to eat healthy, so I'm going to give this a try. It's hard to come up with healthy things to eat besides eating grilled chicken for every meal!

Erika said...

Is this the one you made for us? If so, it was yummy!

Scott and Lindsey said...

Oh, that looks goood. I'll have to try this once it starts getting cooler. I love soup in the fall. It goes along with sweaters and Halloween and cute jackets.
Didn't we both write an ode to Fall last year. I'm pretty sure we did. Crazy to think it is almost here again!