Creamy Minestrone With Pesto

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Dec. 27, 2009

Creamy Minestrone With Pesto is a traditional Italian recipe served mostly with a side tray of pasta. The drizzled pesto and parmesan cheese on top makes a perfect mid day appetizer. Veal stock and heavy cream makes the base of Creamy Minestrone With Pesto. Unlike other creamy recipes, minestrone with pesto is unique in its own form. Prepare your own italian menu from this well written recipe.


Onion 2 Tablespoon , minced
Celery 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , minced
Olive oil 2 Teaspoon
Turnips and tops 2 , bulbs minced and tops finely chopped
Shredded cabbage 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Chopped beet greens/Swiss chard, stems and ribs removed 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Minced parsley 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Black pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Brown veal stock/Chicken stock 5 Cup (80 tbs)
Half and half 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Salt To Taste , minced
Pesto 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon , grated


Saute onion and celery in oil until soft.

Add vegetables, parsley, salt, pepper and stock.

Cover, bring to boil, lower heat and simmer 20 minutes until vegetables are tender.

Add cream, reheat and adjust seasonings with salt, pepper and oregano.

Just before serving drizzle Pesto over top and pass Parmesan cheese.

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