Gluten-Free Minestrone Soup
Cozy, Nourishing and Delicious!
So excited for you to try this
Gluten-Free Minestrone Soup!
By now you know you are huge
soup fans all year round but especially in the cooler months, and this Gluten-Free Minestrone is a new one in our rotation!
It’s fresh-tasting, cozy, hearty enough to be a meal and so delicious!
Plus, packed with green beans, potatoes, cannellini beans, swiss chard and so much more, it’s super
So let’s make it!
It takes some time to cut everything, but then the soup simmers to perfection and it’s worth it! Don’t be deterred by the long list of ingredients!
Here’s what you need:
swiss chard (or kale or collard greens)
Canned or boxed:
extra virgin olive oil
dried oregano, salt & pepper
gluten-free shells or ditalini pasta
And like I said,
after you’ve gathered and chopped all your ingredients, it basically just cooks!
Like with most soups, it starts with a base of carrots, celery and onions sauteed in olive oil. I also use leeks because I love their flavor!
I like to saute the carrots and celery a few minutes first, so that they get a head start cooking as they take longer then the onion and leeks, then add the onions and leeks.
Then stir in the salt, pepper and garlic.
The you add most of the rest of the ingredients — the broth and water, cannellini beans, potatoes, green beans, diced tomatoes and dried oregano, and let it simmer for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, or when you’re ready to serve, simultaneously cook the gluten-free pasta and add in the swiss chard (or kale or collards).
I recommend cooking the pasta separately so that it stays freshest and you can control the cooking time.
Then if you have any leftover soup, you can just add fresh pasta, or even enjoy it without! The flavor of the soup is so delicious all on its own!
For the pasta, you can use any brand or shape you love, but I recommend either gluten-free shells or ditalini. The smaller shape works well with the soup and holds its form well.
Here are two brands we love…
Banza Shells and Le Veneziane Ditalini (amazon affiliate links)
And, as with all greens, it will look like a ton of Swiss chard initially, but as it cooks, it shrinks down a lot!
And that’s it!
Top with fresh basil and parmesan cheese if not dairy-free and you have a
super fresh tasting, nourishing, cozy and delicious meal!
Hope you love it as much as we do!
For more soups, click here.
Some favorites include:
Our Hearty Veggie Bean Soup
Pasta Fagioli Soup
Veggie Bean Chili
Lentil Tomato Soup
Vegetable Bean Soup aka “Nonnie Soup”
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