Italian Potato Soup with Pesto

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United States Potato Board
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  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

1teaspoon oil
2ounces prosciutto, chopped
1cup onion, chopped
1cup chopped carrot
1cup sliced celery
1teaspoon bottled garlic
2 1/2cups peeled cubed russet potato
6cups reduced sodium chicken broth
1 rind Parmgiano Reggiano cheese (about 3 inches long)
1/4cup sun-dried tomato paste or Italian tomato paste
1 1/2cups sliced and halved zucchini
Salt and pepper
4teaspoons jarred pesto

Instructions

  1. Cook prosciutto, onion, carrot, celery and garlic in Dutch oven 5 minutes. Add potatoes, chicken broth and rind. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add sun-dried tomato paste and zucchini; cook 5 minutes more. Remove and discard rind and season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon into soup bowls, top each serving with 1 teaspoon pesto. Serve with crusty bread.

Recipe courtesy of the United States Potato Board

 

 

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