Rating: 3 stars
4 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 5 star values: 1

Use a pressure cooker to make this soup in less than an hour, even if you haven't soaked the beans. A piece of Parmigiano-Reggiano rind adds flavor and richness to the broth. We top each serving with fruity extravirgin olive oil.

Dorothy Madison
Recipe by Cooking Light October 2003

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Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Sort and wash beans. Combine beans and 2 quarts water in a 6-quart pressure cooker. Close lid securely; bring to high pressure over high heat. Adjust heat to medium or level needed to maintain high pressure; cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat; place pressure cooker under cold running water. Remove lid. Drain beans. Place beans in a bowl; wipe pan dry with paper towels.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add potato, onion, rosemary, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add beans, 2 quarts water, pepper, and cheese rind to pan. Close lid securely; bring to high pressure over high heat. Adjust heat to medium or level needed to maintain high pressure; cook 40 minutes. Remove from heat; place pressure cooker under cold running water. Remove and discard cheese rind.

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting the salt and fat. Add pasta, salt, and diced tomatoes to soup. Ladle 1 1/4 cups soup into each of 8 bowls, and top each serving with 1 tablespoon grated cheese, 3/4 teaspoon vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon extravirgin olive oil. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

372 calories; calories from fat 21%; fat 8.5g; saturated fat 2.2g; mono fat 4.8g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 17.7g; carbohydrates 59.4g; fiber 13.3g; cholesterol 5mg; iron 4mg; sodium 910mg; calcium 198mg.
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