The Widow's Soup (A Maltese Classic Vegetable Soup)

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Recipe: #29776

June 21, 2018

"This Maltese soup is named Widow's Soup because it is made with inexpensive ingredients that a widow could afford. With veggies and cheese, it's got to be a winner regardless of the name! The poached eggs are optional. Also, spinach would be a nice addition. Play with the ingredients as to what you like in a veggie soup!"

Original is 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (651.5 g)
  • Calories 394
  • Total Fat - 10.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 276.4 mg
  • Sodium - 224.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 57 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 13.7 g
  • Sugars - 15 g
  • Protein - 21.7 g
  • Calcium - 147.9 mg
  • Iron - 4.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 107.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the chopped onions, cooking until tender, add garlic and stir.

Step 2

Add in the cauliflower, carrots, kohlrabi, potatoes, celery, peas, and beans and keep frying until they get to a golden color.

Step 3

Add the chicken or vegetable stock and simmer the soup for approximately 45 minutes, turning the heat down to med-low.

Step 4

Add the tomato paste, chopped tomatoes, and peas (and more water if needed to cover the veggies), and cook another 15 minutes.

Step 5

Put in the cheese and cook for another 15 minutes.

Step 6

If you are using the eggs, crack them in during the last 10 minutes to gently poach them.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


You would never suspect there is no meat in this is so filling. I kept adding broth, but my soup still turned out like stew. Since I did find kohlrabi, I added the leaves to the soup as well. Meat lovers in my home loved this, so 5 stars!!


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(2 Apr 2021)

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