Winter Minestrone ___

Winter Minestrone


For the Minestrone:

  • 4 potatoes - cubed
  • 2 cups butternut squash - cubed
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 3 small artichokes, sliced
  • 0.5 bunch of broccoli rabe, chopped in half
  • 2 bay leaves
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & fresh black pepper
  • pecorino cheese


Put 10 cups of water in a pot, keep it boiling and set aside.

In a large pot, add 4 Tbs of EV olive oil and the onion chopped finely and the bay leaves. Saute` the onion until it becomes translucent.

Add the potatoes and the butternut squash and saute` them in the onion for about 2 mins.

Add the cauliflowers, the artichokes, the tomatoes and the celery and saute for about 2 mins.

Add about 4 cups of water enough to cover the ingredients and let everything cook at medium flame for about 10-15 mins.

If it gets too dry add some more hot water. Add salt as desired.

Taste the potatoes and they are almost tender add the broccoli rabe.

Let the broccoli rabe cook for 4-5 mins. and serve with pecorino cheese and fresh black pepper.