Indulge in the warmth of winter with a delightful and customizable recipe for Winter Vegetable Soup. As the season unfolds, there’s no better way to embrace the coziness than with a hearty bowl of nourishing goodness. Our basic recipe allows you to savor the rich flavors of seasonal vegetables, creating a comforting symphony of tastes in every spoonful. And what better way to complement this culinary experience than by joining Platypus Wine Tours for a day filled with fun, laughter, and the finest wines Napa Valley has to offer?


Winter Vegetable Soup Recipe:



2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, diced

2 carrots, peeled and diced

2 celery stalks, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon dried rosemary

1 bay leaf

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced

1 parsnip, peeled and diced

1 turnip, peeled and diced

1 zucchini, diced

1 cup green beans, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces

1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes

6 cups vegetable or chicken broth

1 cup kale or spinach, chopped

1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed (optional)

Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)

Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish



  1. Sauté Vegetables: In a large pot, heat olive oil; sauté onion, carrots, celery, and garlic until softened (5-7 min).
  2. Add Herbs and Seasoning: Stir in thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, salt, and pepper; cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Add Root Vegetables: Add sweet potato, parsnip, and turnip; stir to combine.
  4. Pour in Broth: Pour in broth, bring to a boil, then simmer covered for 15-20 minutes until root vegetables soften.
  5. Add Zucchini, Green Beans, and Tomatoes: Add zucchini, green beans, and canned tomatoes; simmer for another 15-20 minutes.
  6. Stir in Greens and Beans (Optional): Add kale/spinach and cannellini beans in the last 5 minutes; stir until greens wilt.
  7. Adjust Seasoning and Serve: Taste and adjust seasoning; remove bay leaf.
  8. Serve and Garnish: Ladle soup into bowls, sprinkle with Parmesan (if desired), and garnish with fresh parsley.


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