December 11, 2018
I’ve been craving hearty foods lately, anything warm and filling just sounds amazing to me. Soups are one of my favorite foods anytime of year, but they are especially satisfying when the days become shorter and you need something to warm you up.
I’ve always gone for low-sodium canned soup when I wanted something warm and yummy, but I wanted to take these veggies in my own hands and whip up a soup. Plus, when you make it yourself you feel a lot less guilty about having a second…or third serving. Who could say no to that?
This recipe is super sweet and simple, it just takes a little time to chop the ingredients and then you’re on your way to a tasty and filling dinner you can enjoy for evenings to come!
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large sweet onion, diced
3 medium carrots, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 tsp Italian seasoning
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
2-15 oz can diced tomatoes
1-15 oz can of corn (or 1 cup thawed from frozen)
1-15 oz can northern white beans (you can sub others if you want)
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1tbsp lemon juice
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
Vinegar-based hot sauce to taste (this makes the soup NEXT LEVEL!)
- Warm oil in a stockpot or dutch oven over medium to low heat. Once hot, add onion, garlic and a teaspoon of salt and cook about 8 minutes. Add carrots, celery, potatoes and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring often. Add Italian seasoning and cook for one more minute.
- Add broth, water, tomatoes, corn, beans, and about 1 tsp of pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered until the vegetables are tender, about 35 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in parsley and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot with delicious bread and flavor individual bowls with generous amounts of hot sauce.
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There you go! Soup that will last you for days and keep you wanting more. Don’t ignore the hot sauce piece of this recipe if you enjoy anything spicy – it really kicks this soup up a notch! Evan and I know it’s a success when we are both sniffling from runny noses from the spice! It will truly warm you up inside and out.
Thanks for stopping by!