A one-pot beautiful meal and exactly what I need today! Standard once a month dinner in my house, kids love and devour it with no complaints… the bonus is it’s loaded with so much veg, and my method is super easy pulsing most of it in the food processor to avoid spending ages chopping!
Smoked bacon is sautéed to give the most amazing salty umami to the soup; added to this are onions, carrots, celery, leeks, garlic, cabbage, and tomatoes, all cooked until soft. A good quality chicken stock is then poured into the vegetables and simmered for an hour for all the flavours to develop. Finally, freshly chopped parsley and some tomato purée bring the whole soup together beautifully. I serve it in individual bowls with loads of grated parmesan, which melts inside the steaming bowl oozing with every spoonful. Just pass me the crusty baguette right now, so I can dunk!!!
All the veggies can be switched to what you have in the fridge, and all the ingredients are pretty basic pantry items.
This quantity makes a HUGE STOCK POT amount as I always make loads to batch freeze! If you want a smaller amount, then it’s easy to adjust the recipe accordingly.