Last week I gave you a basic soup recipe that can be tweaked to make four different variations. The basic soup can be made ahead and then divided into two or three portions, frozen and then pulled out for a quick meal later. For those of you who have left over resistant families, this is a way to cook once and then eat multiple times. They’ll never know they are eating something previously cooked!
The first variation is for minestrone. I absolutely love this one and it’s very versatile depending on what is in your refrigerator or freezer. It can have left over chicken, meatballs or no meat at all. It’s up to you. Add some cooked pasta, a little dried basil, a sprinkling of parmesan cheese, add a salad and dinner is ready!
I hope you enjoy this version of our basic soup!
- Basic Soup Recipe
- Cooked chicken, meatballs, whatever you like
- Cooked pasta (I like brown rice pasta)
- Dried basil to taste
- Parmesan cheese
- Heat whatever portion of basic soup you need.
- Add basil, meat and pasta.
- Ladle into bowls and add a sprinkling of parmesan.