Pasta And Bean Soup Recipe

* rinsed well, then drained

GARNISH: grated Parmesan cheese, optional Cook pasta in boiling water for about 6 minutes, until al dente.

Step 1

While pasta is cooking, in Dutch oven or 4-5 qt saucepan, heat oil. Stir in onion, garlic, and green pepper. Saute till tender. Stir in remaining ingredients except macaroni. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. When pasta is done, drain well. Stir into other ingredients. Heat. Garnish if desired.

Variations: - substitute or add other vegetables such as chopped sweet red shredded carrot to sauteed veggies; substitute 1 t basil and 1 t oregano for savory, thyme, and cayenne pepper.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2c Elbow macaroni, shells, etc
  • 2tb Safflower oil
  • Med Onion, chopped
  • Clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
  • 3c Vegetable stock or water
  • 6oz Can Tomato Paste (2/3 cup)
  • 15oz Can Chick Peas, drained *
  • 16oz Can Kidney beans, drained *
  • 3/4ts Black pepper
  • 1/2ts Summer savory
  • 1/2ts Thyme leaves
  • 1ds Cayenne Pepper

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