Hearty Minestrone

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Hearty Minestrone

Why This Recipe Works

In creating our minestrone recipe, we tried to squeeze every last ounce of flavor out of a manageable list of supermarket vegetables. Sautéing pancetta and then cooking the veggies in the rendered fat gave our soup layers of flavor. Starch ...

Why This Recipe Works

In creating our minestrone recipe, we tried to squeeze every last ounce of flavor out of a manageable list of supermarket vegetables. Sautéing pancetta and then cooking the veggies in the rendered fat gave our soup layers of flavor. Starch from simmering beans thickened the soup. The last component we considered for our perfect minestrone recipe was the liquid, settling on just the right combination of chicken broth, water, and V8 juice.

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Easier Italian FavoritesSeason 11, Ep. 1116

Our Hearty Minestrone can be made year-round and uses only supermarket ingredients. Even better: Our risotto recipe is nearly hands-free, quelling a home cook’s fears of attempting this famously tempe...