Sweet potato minestrone soup

    1 hour

    A chunky soup of sweet potatoes, carrots, celery, beans, tomatoes, onions and garlic. Add some pasta if you are serving this for dinner. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers, it's great the next day!

    2 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 2 large stalks celery, chopped
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes with basil
    • 1.25L vegetable stock
    • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 2 large carrots, thinly sliced
    • 175g green beans, cut into 2cm pieces
    • 5 cloves garlic, minced

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Heat oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion, celery, dried Italian herbs, salt and pepper until onion has softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes with the juice, stock, sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans and garlic. Bring to the boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

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    A good start. I'd recommend adding cannelini beans and pasta for the full experience. I also substituted some apple cider for some of the liquid - a nice touch in the fall.  -  20 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wow! I made this because we are doing an Iron Chef type competition at work and the ingredient was sweet potato. I thought this was interesting. I was not expecting it to be so good! I think I just might win! I did use chicken broth instead of vegetable, and I also added some cider as another reviewer suggested and cannelloni beans. I was planning on adding pasta, but, I don''t think it needs it! This will wind up in my recipe collection as something I will make regularly. As a dessert I made the sweet potato pound cake from this site, I fear that gem won't make it out of the house.. At least I got to try this one out without anyone noticing something missing. UPDATE I got second place in my contest at work to sweet potato fries with dipping sauces, I wanted a recount! People that like sweet potato, and people that don't like soup alike asked for the recipe!  -  19 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Thsi was really wonderful! When I placed in front of my kids they thought they were going to hate it--but they loved it! My husband said, "Honey, you can make this anytime you want!"  -  08 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)