Tuscan Vegetable Soup
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October 28, 2022
I started making my warm veggie soup probably 7-8 years ago. It’s basically my own take on minestrone sans the pasta. My sister and I love minestrone soup, but we always take out the pasta, so instead of ordering something and altering it, I decided to recreate it myself making a version that’s perfect for me. As a vegetarian, I always have to make sure I get my nutrients, and this vegetable stew recipe provides plenty with three different beans and hearty veggies. It’s full of savory and garlicky flavor and packs a nice little punch of heat.
Since I’ve been doing a Holiday Hosting series, I figured I might as well share this warm, cozy veggie soup recipe that will be good all winter long! My personal preference is a soupier consistency, but if you’re going for that vegetable stew style, then simply reduce the amount of water added. Easy! This soup will be enjoyed by vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Serve with a slice of warm toast and sprinkle a touch of parmesan for the perfect cozy lunch or dinner. And as always, please let me know if you try this recipe!
Tuscan Vegetable Soup
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 1 tsp garlic seasoning
- 1 tsp onion seasoning
- 1 tsp italian seasoning
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 cups water
- 28 oz vegetable broth
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 small white onion, diced
- 3 large carrots, chopped
- 3 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 zucchini, chopped
- 2 cups kale, ribs removed and chopped
- 15 oz diced tomatoes
- 2 cups canned red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1 cup canned pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1 cup white beans (drained and rinsed)
- Warm oil and butter in a large pot
- Add onions and garlic, let simmer for 3-4 minutes stirring occasionally
- Add carrots and celery. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
- Add cayenne, garlic seasoning, onion seasoning, italian seasoning, and bay leaf
- Add 14oz of broth and 2 cups of water. For a thicker vegetable stew, reduce to 1 cup of water. Simmer on medium-low for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally
- Add zucchini, kale, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and remaining broth. Simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add 1 cup of water and all three beans
- Simmer on low heat for 1-2 hours
- Optional: Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve with toasted italian bread
What’s your favorite soup recipe for winter?
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Photos by Ryan Carpenter.
December 28, 2021 @ 9:50 am
This looks so yummy and hearty! Perfect winter weather comfort food!
January 3, 2022 @ 11:04 am
Most definitely!! I could eat this all year but I especially start to crave it when the temps drop!
January 3, 2022 @ 11:59 am
I have been looking for a good veggie soup recipe! Will for sure have to try this!
January 4, 2022 @ 1:05 pm
Awesome! This is definitely my favorite version of vegetable soup 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!
January 4, 2022 @ 12:16 pm
We got a ton of snow here in DC and when it’s cold out, all I want to eat is a hot bowl of soup so this post and recipe came at just the right time for me! I’m pinning this to make tonight!
January 4, 2022 @ 1:04 pm
Yay! I hope you love it! I totally feel the same way. Between the temperature and the spices, nothing warms me up like a bowl of soup!
January 4, 2022 @ 2:47 pm
My mouth is practically watering onto my keyboard right now. This sounds beyond delicious! I’ll have to try it out in the near future (minus onions)! It sounds like such a comforting meal for the winter.
January 10, 2022 @ 8:59 am
It’s the best! I love making this soup and being able to eat it throughout the week. Such an easy, healthy, delicious meal to prep!
February 26, 2022 @ 11:08 pm
Yum! This soup is amazing! The only tweak I made is putting in 1/2 tsp of cayenne instead of a whole teaspoon. It has a nice warming, tingly aftertaste without the spice being overwhelming (I feel like a whole teaspoon might’ve been too much). I will definitely be making this again!
February 28, 2022 @ 8:38 am
I’m so glad you liked it!! I’m a huge fan of spice so I definitely make mine with a kick, but it sounds like the adjustment worked out well for you 🙂
Mary Jo Delowery
March 10, 2022 @ 9:27 am
I made this last night and AMAZING would be an understatement! SO GOOD!
March 11, 2022 @ 7:49 am
Oh yay!!! That makes me so happy! It’s one of my very favorite meals. SO glad you loved it!
October 26, 2022 @ 12:54 pm
I made this soup and absolutely loved it. I’m sure I will be making a lot more of it in the future. Thank you so much for the great recipe.
November 3, 2022 @ 9:11 am
So glad to hear that!!! I actually made it again last night myself and it really hit the spot. So ready for soup season!