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pasta zoolander (bean soup)

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Linda Cottrell
Golden Valley, AZ

This is from All Recipes By: Chef John, with this comment: "This is an answer to all the people who claim not having enough time to cook after a long day at work. This entire recipe, start to finish, takes about 30 minutes. It is the kind of dish you really want to savor on a chilly winter day." Sounded wonderful, and very easy.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For pasta zoolander (bean soup)

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
    tomato paste
  • 1
    anchovy fillet, chopped
  • 4 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 c
    dry cheese tortellini
  • 15 oz can
    white beans, rinsed & drained
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch
    red pepper flakes
  • 1 pinch
    dried oregano
  • 2 c
    baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch
    red pepper flakes, or to taste

How To Make pasta zoolander (bean soup)

  • 1
    Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in tomato paste and anchovy fillet, cook until fragrant and color deepens, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 2
    Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Stir in tortellini and beans; cook until tortellini are cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Stir in salt, black pepper, 1 pinch red pepper flakes, and oregano. Add spinach; cook and stir until just wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Ladle into bowls and garnish with red pepper flakes and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • 4
    Nutrition Information Servings Per Recipe: 4 Calories: 293 Amount Per Serving Total Fat: 10.1g Cholesterol: 24mg Sodium: 1256mg Amount Per Serving Total Carbs: 35.9g Dietary Fiber: 6.7g Protein: 15.4g