Sweet Potato Minestrone with Green Beans

    1 hour

    A very hearty soup for a cold winter night. I serve it with hot garlic bread. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers it's just as good if not better the next day!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 large onion, diced
    • 2 large stalks celery, diced
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons Italian herb mix
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 (800g) tin Italian-style diced tomatoes
    • 5 cups (1250ml) vegetable stock
    • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 2 large carrots, sliced thin
    • 185g green beans, cut into 2cm pieces
    • 5 cloves garlic, crushed

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

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

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    Lovely and hearty and easy to add/remove ingredients to suit.  -  29 Jul 2013


    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 USA and 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 USA and Canada)