Tag: Soup, Stews

Olive Garden Fagioli soup

Olive Garden Fagioli soup

The Italian term “pasta e fagoili” translates in English to pasta and beans. It’s a hearty soup consisting of plenty of the two. This is as close I could get to the one they serve in Olive Garden.

Groentesoep met Balletjes

Groentesoep met Balletjes

Groentesoep met Balletjes is a typical Dutch Soup. Literary translated Vegetable soup with balls. Didn’t realize that it’s a typical Dutch dish until I noticed I didn’t see it over here (USA). This is my version of groentesoep met balletjes.

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

The first time I heard the name Italian wedding soup, I thought it was the kind of soup that is served at weddings. Come to find out that’s not the case. The original name for this soup is Minestra Maritata. Maritata is the Italian word for married. And this particular marriage is between the vegetables and the meat in the soup.

Ingredients

2 boxes (32 oz.) chicken broth
1 tbsp chicken base
1 cup diced carrots
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 bunch kale, stems removed, leaves cut into thin strips
1 lb. ground pork
2 small onion, minced
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
1 eggs
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 tsp, garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp oil
1 can (15 oz.) Northern white beans, drained

Instructions

Dice the carrots. Wash and remove the stems of the kale, cut into thin strips.

In a large pot combine the broth, carrots, 1 small minced onion, the kale and 1 tsp minced garlic. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer until the carrots are tender, 30 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine the ground pork, onion, the 1/2 cup cheese, the egg, bread crumbs, the 1 tsp. garlic, the 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Mix well make 1-inch balls and place on a plate.

Set the skillet on medium-high add the oil. Then add the meatballs and cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side.

Add the meatballs and the white beans to the soup and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through, about 15 minutes.

 

Italian Wedding Soup
 
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The first time I heard the name Italian wedding soup, I thought it was the kind of soup that is served at weddings. Come to find out that's not the case. The original name for this soup is Minestra Maritata. Maritata is the Italian word for married. And this particular marriage is between the vegetables and the meat in the soup.
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 boxes (32 oz.) chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp chicken base
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • ½ bunch kale, stems removed, leaves cut into thin strips
  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 2 small onion, minced
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • 1 eggs
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp, garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 can (15 oz.) Northern white beans, drained
Instructions
  1. Dice the carrots. Wash and remove the stems of the kale, cut into thin strips.
  2. In a large pot combine the broth, carrots, 1 small minced onion, the kale and 1 tsp minced garlic. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer until the carrots are tender, 30 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ground pork, onion, the ½ cup cheese, the egg, bread crumbs, the 1 tsp. garlic, the ½ tsp. salt and ½ tsp. pepper. Mix well make 1-inch balls and place on a plate.
  4. Set the skillet on medium-high add the oil. Then add the meatballs and cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side.
  5. Add the meatballs and the white beans to the soup and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through, about 15 minutes.

 

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

A quick way to make soup is to use boxed broth. This broccoli cheese soup didn’t take but 20 minutes to make.

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Chicken Wild Rice Soup is not a soup what you would make every day. This soup is more for a special occasion.