Pasta & Beans Italian Style

Pasta & Beans Italian Style

Pasta & Beans Italian Style

A cross between pasta fagioli and minestrone, this soup is hardly a one-hit wonder. One taste and you'll add it to your recipe repertoire to serve time and time again.

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8 servings


2 tbsp. olive oil

1 cup onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 (14 1/2 oz.) cans Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
3 cups reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth
1 (15 oz.) can cannellini beans or great northern beans, undrained
1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/4 tsp. black pepper
4 oz. small shell pasta, uncooked
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated


Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat until hot. Add onion and garlic to oil; sauté for 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes with liquid, chicken broth, beans, parsley, basil and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Add pasta. Continue to simmer, covered, for about 10 minutes or until pasta is tender. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese if you desire.

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Ready in 30 min

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