Winter Minestrone with Cauliflower and Cabbage

Winter Minestrone With Cauliflower And Cabbage Recipe

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Irene Hirschman


I found this recipe online at Fresh Direct . They got it from "Good and Garlicky, Thick and Hearty, Soul Satisfying, More-Than-Minestrone Italian Soup Cookbook" by Joe Formularo. I have tweaked it from the original to suit my taste, but he original credit goes to Joe Famularo. I'll give you my version because I like it better.

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15 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


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1 can(s)
drained and rinsed canned red kidney beans
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1/2 c
or more diced bacon or pancetta
1 large
onion, cut into 1/2 inch dice
2 large
cloves garlic , minced
1 can(s)
14 1/2 ounces drained and chopped plum tomatoes
1/4 c
finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 Tbsp
fresh finely chopped or 1 tsp dries
10 c
chicken or beef stock
2 medium
potatoes peeled or not, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 pkg
baby carrots
2 medium
ribs celery with leaves, sliced
2 c
thinly shredded savoy cabbage
1 small
head fresh cauliflower florettes cut up
1 c
arborio rice or barley
3/4 c
frozen peas or fresh
salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 clove
freshly grated parmigiani-reggiano cheese
1 large
beef knucle for soup with meat (optional)

How to Make Winter Minestrone with Cauliflower and Cabbage


  • 1Heat oil in large soup pot over medium- high heat. Add the bacon/ pancetta, onion and sauté until the bacon/ pancetta is browned, about 2-3 minutes.
  • 2Add the tomatoes, parsley, basil, basil and stock. If using, add knuckle of beef. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to very slow but steady simmer. Cook , covered, for 1 1/2 hours, uncovering every 20 to 30 minutes to stir.
  • 3Add beans, potatoes, carrots, celery and cabbage. Cook covered 30 minutes more.
  • 4Add cauliflower, rice/barley, fresh peasand cook, covered until vegetables are tender, 20 minutes. If using frozen peas, do not add them until last 5 minutes of cooking. Season with salt and pepper
  • 5Turn off heat and allow soup to mellow, anout 15 minutes. Stir in half the grated cheese, then ladelphia soup into warmed bowls and serve, pass remaining cheese.
  • 6If using beef knuckle, shred witf fork and add to soup

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Course/Dish: Other Soups
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