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Roasted vegetable minestrone

Roasted veggies and prosciutto add wonderful flavours to this earthy, rich Italian soup
Recipe and photo provided by CanolaInfo.org

12 servings/ 1 hr 30 min

Prep 15 min / Cook 1 hr 15 min

Ingredients
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium yellow squash, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and coarsely chopped (about 1 lb/500g)
  • 5 Roma tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • canola oil cooking spray
  • 2 oz (55g) prosciutto
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) red chili pepper flakes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 can (14oz/398 mL) low sodium whole tomatoes in juice, broken up
  • 9 cups (2.25 L) chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1 can (16oz/455 mL) can cannellini beans or white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) penne pasta
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F (200°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, tomatoes, red onion, and garlic. Add canola oil and pepper to taste and toss. Line baking sheet with foil. Place vegetables on the foil lined baking sheet. Roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring vegetables after 30 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  3. In a large non-stick pot, coated with canola oil cooking spray, cook prosciutto, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes over medium heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Add bay leaves, tomatoes, chicken broth and white beans. Bring mixture to a boil and add pasta. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the pasta is tender. Remove bay leaves. Stir in roasted vegetables. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
Nutritional info per serving (1 of 12)
  • Calories 170
  • Protein 10 g
  • Fat 4 g
    Saturated fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Carbohydrates 23 g
    Fibre 6 g
    Sugars 5 g
    Added sugars 0 g
  • Sodium 320 mg
  • Potassium 400 mg