It’s raining and cold, and I didn’t know what we were going to have for dinner. I decided to make a soup – maybe something minestrone style, but with no grains. In just a short bit, we had a delicious dinner.
“Minestrone” Style Soup – InstaPot or stove-top
½ Cabbage – shredded
3 – 4 Carrots, sliced
1 leek, sliced (or a sweet onion)
1 can of cannellini beans
Broth (beef or chicken) (2 c)
2 – 4 Sausages (I like sweet Italian)
1 – 2 cans diced tomatoes (or 4 fresh)
box of white mushrooms, sliced
5 – 6 cloves of garlic
Place Cabbage, carrots, leek, beans and broth in InstaPot and cook on high for 20 minutes. Quick Release.
While veggies are cooking, cook sausages, and then slice into ½ pieces.
Add sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms and garlic to veggies and cook an additional 10 minutes.
Quick Release. Add a few dashes of Nam Pla. Sprinkle with Parsley and serve with Parmesan Cheese
(If not using a pressure cooker, simmer the veggies until al dente, then add remaining ingredients and simmer again another 20 minutes or so, until everything is tender.
Feel free to add other veggies, potatoes, etc. based on what you have in the cupboard!
Follow up note: I made this again with no tomatoes and ham (Canadian Bacon) instead of sausage, and it was equally yummy!