I must confess. I am a Pinterest addict. My down time includes scrolling through and browsing for new recipes to pin. I am pretty good about giving my pinned recipes a try, and if they make the cut they become a family favorite. I was looking for a good fall soup, and came upon Cooking Classy’s Autumn Minestrone Soup. It caught my eye because it has butternut squash and kale in it; two of my favorite things.
This Autumn Minestrone Soup is amazing and everyone at my house loved it! And best of all it was easy to make ahead of time and have ready for dinner on a busy weeknight. I love soup that is loaded with vegetables. I used chicken stock because I had a lot of it on hand, but the recipe calls for vegetable stock if you would like to keep it vegetarian.
Chopping all the beautiful vegetables did take some time but so worth it. You could buy pre-chopped butternut squash to save on time if needed.
The addition of bay leaves, dried rosemary, and dried thyme gave it great flavor.
The kale and kidney beans are added for the last 5 minutes of simmering so they don’t get overcooked.
Give this recipe a try! Check out Cooking Classy’s Instagram here; she has a beautiful account. I am looking forward to trying more of her recipes.
Here is the direct link to her website for this Autumn Minestrone Soup recipe.