Pasta Fagioli Recipe

Step 1

Cook beans in water for 15 minutes (boil hard until beans sink). Add in the rest of the ingredients. Keep slowly rolling boil until beans are done. (Not too soft). If soup is too thick add a little more water. Cook 1/2 lb. of small shell macaroni (al dente). Drain well, add to soup when serving. Soup should be 30% macaroni - 70% soup. When serving add parmesan cheese, pepper to taste.

FREEZES VERY WELL.

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb Great Northern Beans (picked
  • -over)
  • 1/3lb Pinto Beans (also picked
  • -over)
  • 5qt Water
  • 1sm Can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2tb Salt
  • 1ts Basil (a little more won't
  • -hurt)
  • 1ts Oregano (a little more won't
  • -hurt)
  • 2 1/2tb Granulated garlic or 1 - 1
  • -1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Stalk celery cut into 3
  • -pieces - discard later
  • 1c Olive oil (Bertoli works
  • -very well)
  • 6 Carrots (grated)
  • (optional) 2/3 lb smoked picnic ham or 1 smoked ham hock

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