Winter Squash Minestrone Soup

As promised, a hearty winter soup. We enjoyed this as is the first night, then added veggie sausage after that, for more protein.

Winter Squash Minestrone Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
221 grams onion , chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
615 grams winter squash, peeled & cubed
179 grams carrots, chopped
116 grams parsnips, chopped
107 grams celery, chopped
453 grams potato, chopped
2 1/2 cupsĀ  vegetable broth
1 1/2 cupsĀ  water
138 grams kale, chopped
15 ounces can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

Heat oil in a large soup pot on medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Add squash, carrots, parsnips, celery, potatoes, oregano, salt, pepper, broth, and water and cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are almost done. Add kale and beans and simmer another 8 minutes, until kale is tender and beans are hot.

Servings: 7
Yield: 3.5 quarts – 2 cup servings

Nutrition Facts
Calories 375.03, Total Fat 2.84g, Saturated Fat 0.47g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 178.31mg, Potassium 2168.78mg, Total Carbohydrates 73.71g, Fiber 14.77g, Sugar 5.92g, Protein 18.25g

Source: originally from Moosewood Daily Specials. I added parsnips and vegetable broth.

3 Replies to “Winter Squash Minestrone Soup”

  1. Lovely soup…I made one the other day but roasted the squash first ….really added a nice flavor dimension. LOVE winter squash!!

  2. Selene, this reminds me of the “Root Stew” I cook up from time to time, about this time of the year, lacking only the turnips- which are not to everyone’s taste, to be sure. Sure got my mouth watering, this morning. Thanks, love.

  3. I love winter squash, too – and I don’t cook it as often as I think about it. Something about it feels more time intensive, and when I’m throwing together dinner I often neglect the lovely winter squash sitting right there on the counter waiting to be used. They are so good, though!

    And Buffalo, yes, I’ve had your root stew! I’m not so fond of turnips, but the winter squash and parsnips are so sweet it could probably handle the addition of the turnips fairly well.

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