Italian Cabbage, Potato and Bean Soup #SoupSaturdaySwappers

Italian Cabbage, Potato and Bean Soup: Hearty potatoes, onion, cabbage, carrots, and beans, with a light and flavorful broth, simmer together to create a delicious and satisfying soup your whole family will love.

Home Sweet Homestead: Italian Cabbage Potato and Bean Soup

I've been back to blogging for quite awhile now, but I've had the hardest time doing any regular posting. While there has been a lot of family matters and health issues to contend with, I still love coming to my blog to relax and lose myself in the world of writing. Don't ask me how many posts I have in draft mode, that are just waiting for me to finish them. 🙄

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I'm awful at follow through, so I decided to put my OCD to work for me, and start a blog calendar. I'm a list person, so if I have a list in front of me on paper, I can't rest until that list is complete. So far it's working really well, and I actual got this particular recipe made, and wrote the post a week and a half before it was due! Does anyone else feel a huge sense of accomplishment when they mark an item off their to-do list?

Home Sweet Homestead: Cabbage and Bean Soup

Another big help is the blogger groups I belong to, and the fun events I join. Like today's #SoupSaturdaySwappers, a monthly event my blogger friend Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm hosts. Each month has a different theme suggested by one of our members, and this month’s theme of Italian soups was suggested by Kathy from A Spoonful of Thyme.

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I got the idea for this recipe, which is called Zuppa di Verza, Patate e Fagioli in Italian, from the cookbook Ciao Italia - Bringing Italy Home by Mary Ann Esposito. I love the simplicity of the soup, but felt it needed just a little more seasoning, which is reflected in the recipe. I also added a little tomato sauce to give it the umami flavor my family and I love.

Don't be misled by the plain-looking appearance of this soup though. The potatoes melt slightly into the broth, making the texture silky and lush, for a thoroughly satisfying and delicious soup. Mangiamo!

Home Sweet Homestead: Cabbage, Potato and Bean Soup

I hope you’ll give this soup a try! And be sure to check out all of the other Italian Soups by fellow bloggers in the links below.

Printable Recipe

Italian Cabbage, Potato and Bean Soup

3 - 4 small russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 - 2 inch pieces.  
1 medium sweet onion, diced
1 large carrot, shaved with a vegetable peeler
1/2 medium green cabbage, cut into thin strips
6 cups vegetable broth
1 - 8 oz. can tomato sauce
2 cups cooked navy beans (1 - 15 oz. can of beans, rinsed and drained may be substituted)
1 teaspoon sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Add all ingredients into a 6 quart Crockpot and give it a good stir.
Cook on low for 7-8 hours, or high for 4-5 hours, until vegetables are tender.
Taste for seasoning and serve as is, or with shredded Parmesan cheese, a drizzle of olive oil, and/or toasted slices of Italian bread.

Home Sweet Homestead: Italian Cabbage, Bean, and Potato Soup

April's Tips

This soup is freezable, so it's perfect for weekly or monthly meal prep!

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