Hello and welcome to winter. Brrr.
Need a bowl of soup? Pull up a chair. I’ve got just the thing.
My bones crave warm things in colder months, especially hot soup and tea lattes.
This recipe was inspired by a soup from one of our favorite lunch spots back in Kansas. It’s warm, brothy, rich from tomato sauce and fired roasted tomatoes, and chock full of hearty veggies like squash, onion, carrot and potatoes. White beans add even more fiber and protein for extra staying power and a buttery finish.
And oh my is it simple.
Just 1 pot required! Throw it all in, let it simmer, and in less than an hour you have enough soup to feed a crowd – or just yourself for the week. Either way, you win.
This soup is PERFECT for winter! It’s:
Loaded with veggies + kale
Hearty from white beans + potatoes
- 2 Tbsp olive, grape seed or coconut oil
- 1 large white or yellow onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup carrots, sliced
- 1/2 tsp each sea salt and black pepper + more to taste
- 1 tsp dried basil, oregano and garlic powder
- 1/2 pound red potatoes, quartered
- 2 yellow squash or zucchini, sliced
- 2 14.5 ounce cans fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
- 5 cups veggie stock (add more salt if needed when using reduced sodium)
- 1 15 ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained
- 3 cups kale (or other sturdy green), chopped
- Heat a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat and prep veggies.
- Add 2 Tbsp oil, then onion, garlic, carrot and stir. Season with salt, pepper and spices and stir again to coat.
- Next add squash, potatoes, fire roasted tomatoes, tomato sauce and veggie stock. Bring soup to a simmer and then reduce heat to low and cover. Continue cooking for 15 minutes, then add beans, another pinch each salt and pepper, and stir. If the soup starts boiling, be sure to lower heat to just a light simmer.
- Cook for another at least another 10 minutes to let the flavors meld, and then add kale, stir and cover. Cook for 5 minutes more.
- Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Serve with a hearty bread.
*Inspired by a seasonal soup from Tanya's Soup Kitchen