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Authentic Italian Soup!

There is no perfect time to make this Italian minestrone soup recipe, but certainly winter is perfect for this dish. In fact, Minestrone is a perfect comfort food on cold winter days.

How to Make It

1

In a high-sided pot, sauté onion, carrots and celery (which you have previously diced) with two tablespoons of oil. Cook slowly for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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2

Now add the beans. Remember that if you are using dried beans, they should be soaked in plenty of water at least 12 hours beforehand.

3

Then add the chopped pumpkin.

4

Finally, the potatoes in chunks.

5

Stir and add about 1.5 liters (about 6 cups) of water. Lightly salt, cover with a lid and cook for about 20 minutes from boiling over moderate heat.

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6

After this time, add the other vegetables as well. First the zucchini and broccoli cut into pieces.

7

Then the chopped tomatoes or tomato passata.

8

Stir and, if necessary, adjust the consistency by adding more hot water. 

Adjust salt and continue cooking for about 15 minutes, covered and over moderate heat.