Nana’s (One Pot) Minestrone with Gnocchi is a delicious reminder of all things that warm your heart and are good for your soul. This Minestrone soup is like NO other. It is heart healthy, full of vibrant veggies, and delightfully filling. All Grandmothers have the same wish for their family and that is to pass on traditions and unconditional love, a passion for happiness, and for her family to be as healthy as they can possibly be. I miss my Grandmothers very much and LOVE that my Mom/Nana has a wonderful relationship with all of her kids and grandkids. This dish is a tribute and shout out to all the great Nanas, Nonnas,Grandmas, Bom Boms, BaBas, Yayas,Mawmaws,Savtas, Geemas,Bommas, Mormors, Omas, Lolas, Memes, Oumas, Busias of the world….Enjoy!!!
Frances D’s Pasta Lenticchie was my sweet Grandma’s signature dish. Frances DeCarlo was my maternal grandmother. When I was a young girl, my grandparents came over weekly and when Frances D walked in with her Pasta Lenticchie we would all be ECSTATIC. As I made this dish, I knew I wanted to invite my mom and sisters over to enjoy it…….What a treat!!!!! I have so many wonderful memories and am so very grateful that I had such a close relationship with all of my loving grandparents. They were hard-working Italians who taught me that all good things come from Determination, Dedication, Family, and Food. I am very proud to be their granddaughter….Enjoy!!!!!!