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Minestrone

10 MINS Preparation Time
1 HR 20 MINS Cooking Time
3-4 Servings
Easy Difficulty

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 onion, chopped
4 stalks of celery, chopped
½ tsp garlic powder
4 tbsp tomato paste
4 cups chicken broth/stock
2 cups vegetable stock
12 oz green beans, cut into ½ inch pieces
(1) 15oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
(1) 15 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
2 tbsp butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb Borgatti’s cavatelle
grated cheese and crushed red pepper for serving (optional)

Preparation

1:

In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil is warm, add the carrots, onion, and celery. Season these vegetables with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Let them cook for about 10 minutes until they begin to soften.

2:

After this, incorporate the tomato paste, stirring well, and let it cook for an additional 2–3 minutes. Following this, pour in the broth and add the three types of beans to the mixture. Cover the pot with its lid and allow the soup to simmer on a low setting for 30–45 minutes. When the soup is nearing its completion, sprinkle in some chopped parsley.

3:

While the soup is simmering, add cavatelle with a pinch of salt to the boiling water and cook for 15–18 mins. Once they’re perfectly cooked, drain the cavatelle and toss them in butter, ensuring each piece is well coated.

4:

To serve, place a portion of the buttered cavatelle in individual bowls and ladle the soup mixture over the top.

5:

Complement this hearty dish with your choice of grated cheese and enhance its zest with a pinch of crushed red pepper. Enjoy your meal!

There’s no denying it – soup season is upon us. And what better way to welcome this heartwarming season than with a pot of rich, hearty Minestrone? This classic Italian soup, teeming with a cornucopia of fresh vegetables, beans, and sometimes even pasta, embodies the very essence of comfort food.

But what truly sets this version apart is the inclusion of Borgatti’s cavatelle. This pasta, with its unique ridged texture, not only absorbs the flavorful broth but also lends an extra touch of heartiness to the soup. It becomes a hug in a bowl, a promise of warmth and nourishment, making every chilly day a little bit brighter and infinitely more delicious.

Minestrone has long been revered for its adaptability and its ability to bring together whatever fresh produce is on hand. But by using Borgatti’s cavatelle, you elevate an already notable dish to something truly special.

Barbara is a self-taught foodie. From a young age, being in the kitchen has always been fascinating to her. Developing recipes using all of Borgatti’s pasta products is a dream job come true.

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