Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Pasta e Fagioli Soup Recipe
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Elizabeth Blake

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 290
Fat 5 g
Satfat 1 g
Protein 16 g
Carbohydrate 48 g
Fiber 11 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 1033 mg

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 15-oz. cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
Salt and pepper
1 cup small pasta such as shells or elbows

Preparation

1. Warm oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and carrots and cook, stirring often, until softened but not browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute longer. Stir in beans, tomatoes, broth and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add pasta and cook, stirring often, until the pasta is al dente, 10 to 12 minutes longer. Season again with salt and pepper. Thin with more broth if desired.

3. Let cool, cover and refrigerate until ready to use. To pack, rewarm over medium-low heat, stirring often, and ladle into a thermos.

Note:

September 2012
Also featured in: Back to School Special, All You, None 2013;
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