Hearty Minestrone Soup with Pesto Croutons



Hearty Minestrone Soup with Pesto Croutons

Picture yourself on a chilly evening, wrapped in a cozy blanket with a warm bowl of Hearty Minestrone Soup with Pesto Croutons in your hands. This comforting Italian classic is a heartwarming blend of fresh vegetables, beans, pasta, and a delightful twist of pesto croutons that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup small pasta
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 4 slices of bread, cubed

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, sauté the carrots, celery, and onions in olive oil until they start to soften.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Stir in the kidney beans, diced tomatoes, and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add the pasta and cook until tender, following the package instructions.
  5. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. In a separate pan, toast the cubed bread until golden brown.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the pesto to coat the croutons.
  8. Ladle the hot soup into bowls and top each serving with a generous handful of pesto croutons.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

This Hearty Minestrone Soup with Pesto Croutons is a soul-warming dish that combines the rich flavors of minestrone with the added delight of pesto-infused croutons. It’s perfect for family dinners or when you need a comforting bowl of soup to chase away the cold.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 320, Fat: 8g, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 12g

Imagine savoring every spoonful of this soup, the hearty goodness of vegetables and beans, the comforting pasta, and the burst of flavor from the pesto croutons. It’s a recipe that warms your heart and satisfies your taste buds. So, next time you’re craving a bowl of comfort, whip up this Hearty Minestrone Soup with Pesto Croutons and let it transport you to a world of delicious warmth.