Sweet Potato Minestrone

The calendar is showing October, and that can only mean one thing — we’re in sweet potato season! Perfect for warming up on a crisp fall evening, this hearty soup is jam-packed with nutrients. And with its blend of sweet potatoes, Great Northern beans, tomatoes and kale, it’s as beautifully colored as the autumn leaves

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Ingredients

Directions

Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 4 minutes or until onion is softened. Stir water, sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, rosemary, salt, if desired, and pepper into saucepan. Cover and bring to a simmer; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.

Add kale; cover and cook 10 minutes or until tender.

Ladle soup into bowls; sprinkle with cheese.

Note: Choose kale in small bunches with firm leaves and a rich, deep color. Avoid bunches with limp, wilted, or discolored leaves. To remove the tough stems, make a “V-shaped” cut where the stem joins the leaf. Stack the leaves and cut them into pieces.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 286, Carbohydrates: 48 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 189 mg, Fiber: 11 g

Exchanges per serving: 3 Bread/Starch, 1 Meat.


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