Primavera Soup

Primavera – a term often associated with a vegetable-based pasta dish – means spring in Italian. Here we take the essence of pasta primavera (the plethora of fresh spring vegetables) and turn it into a comforting soup for rainy spring days. 


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrots and mushrooms.
  2. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables have softened and onions are translucent (about 10 minutes).
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in beans, broccoli and flour. Stir to coat vegetables with flour.
  4. Slowly stir in milk, a bit at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  5. Add vegetable broth, peas and bay leaf.
  6. Bring to a simmer; stir often.
  7. Allow it to simmer until broccoli and peas are crisp tender, or desired consistency (about 5 minutes).

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Edmonton, Alberta

Cheri Neufeld offers delicious, quick and easy recipes on her blog, Kitchen Simplicity.

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