Pantry Challenge Minestrone

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Mix up a pot of this quick and easy minestrone from simple kitchen staples. It’s the perfect answer to a cold and blustery day.

Pantry Challenge Minestrone

During the Pantry Challenge, dinner was often soup, for many reasons. Soup is quick and easy to prepare; it’s a cozy, cold weather meal that can feed a crowd. Most importantly, soup can be made from almost anything, making it the perfect dish to use up odds and ends you find lurking.

Since my odds and ends were all of a similar variety, we had this soup, this Pantry Challenge Minestrone, several times during the challenge. My kids and husband love it, so it makes for a super win for supper.

If you’ve already got leftover cooked vegetables or meat on hand, just toss them in the pot. Feel free to vary the vegetables or meat or even go meatless. Soup is a very forgiving dish.

Pantry Challenge Minestrone

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  1. Demi says

    Jessica, are you posting a log of your whole30 meals anywhere? I am having a hard time sticking with it because I am struggling with morning sickness, but I would love a daily dose of inspiration.

    • Sorry for the delay in answering. I’m so behind on all the things. Here’s where I’m posting:

      Congratulations on the baby! I would give yourself much grace while pregnant. If you don’t mind my asking, why did you decide to do it now? Have you considered some modifications? Like no sugar, alcohol, or soy? That would still be super healthy but not so hard.

  2. Nancy B says

    You are so right when you say that soup is a very forgiving dish. I made potato soup this week and added the last of the cheese sauce leftover from the Super Bowl nachos in lieu of the sour cream called for in the recipe. Worked famously and no one ever knew 😉

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