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Winter Minestrone Soup

  • 4 potatoes - cubed
  • 2 cups butternut squash - cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large tomato quartered
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 3 artichoke hearts, sliced
  • 1/2 bunch broccoli rabe, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 8 cups water

In a large pot saute the onions and bay leaves in olive oil until the onions become translucent.
Add potatoes and butternut squash, saute for an additional 2 minutes.
Add the cauliflower, artichokes, tomatoes and celery and saute for 2 minutes more.
Add water, cover and simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
Add a pinch of salt and the broccoli rabe and cook for an additional 5 minutes..

Serve with grated pecorino cheese and fresh ground black pepper.

*for a heartier soup add a cup or two of cooked pasta such as ditilini. 

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