Pasta Fagioli Soup

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Nancy DeKalb
from Nashville, TN

Easy and filling.

Ingredients

  • 6 slice
    bacon, chopped
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2
    celery stalks, chopped fine
  • 2
    carrots, sliced thin
  • 4 c
    chicken broth
  • 2 can
    cannelli beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can
    tomatoes (16 oz) diced
  • 1/2 c
    tubetti, or small pasta
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh parsely, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh basil, chopped
  • parmesan cheese, grated
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How To Make

  • 1
    In heavy saucepan, cook bacon until crisp. Reserve one Tablespoon of the fat.
  • 2
    Cook onion and garlic in reserved fat until onion is tender.
  • 3
    Add celery, carrot, broth and simmer covered for five minutes.
  • 4
    Mash 1/3 cup of beans and add beans and tomatoes to pot. Simmer covered for five minutes.
  • 5
    Stir in pasta and simmer soup covered for 10 minutes.
  • 6
    Add parsley and basil. Stir and remove soup from heat. Let stand five minutes covered.
  • 7
    Serve with Parmesan cheese.

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