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2/01/2011

Pasta Fagioli Soup

Time to use it!  In the fridge I had some things that needed to be used up and same with the pantry and I came up with this for dinner last night.

1/4 pound hot Italian sausage links (removed from casing and crumbled)
1/4 pound mild Italian sausage links (removed from casing and crumbled)
1 small onion chopped
Drizzle of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic minced
4 cups chicken stock
1 can (14 1/2 oz) Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes, not drained
2 cups water
3/4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (I used a mix of white and whole wheat elbows)
salt and pepper to taste
1 to 2 large handfuls of spinach leaves
grated Parmesan or Asigao cheese

In a dutch oven, cook the sausage over medium heat until no longer pink.  Drain and set aside.  In the same dutch oven saute the onion in the olive oil until the onion is tender and translucent add the garlic and cook for about one minute more.  Be careful not to burn the garlic.

Add the cooked sausage, stock, beans, tomatoes, water, pasta, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil.  Cook for 8-10 minutes stirring frequently so the pasta does not stick to the bottom of the pot.

Reduce heat to low and stir in the spinach leaves and let cook down for 5 -8 minutes or until the spinach is wilted.

Garnish with the shredded cheese and serve with nice crusty bread.

9 comments:

Mother Rimmy said...

I love making meals that use up the food in the pantry and this soup looks hearty and satisfying!

Kristi

Jen said...

This looks yummy Lynn! I've been looking for a dish to try out my new Le Creuset and I'm going to make this tonight!

Lynn - A Foodie and Her Family and Crafty Lynn said...

Oh Jen! What color and size did you get???? I really want a Kiwi one.

Lynn - A Foodie and Her Family and Crafty Lynn said...

Kristi,
This was so good maybe even better the next night. I did have to add a bit more stock.

Anonymous said...

I think it's a 5 or 6 quart. It's a orangish-red. I got it from my sister and her kids for my birthday.

Jen :) said...

I'm not anonymous! It's me, Jen

heartnsoulcooking said...

I have been looking for a new soup recipe. The weather here has been so cold and a hot bowl of yummy soup sound YUMMY!!!
Became a new follower, come by and visit.

Brittany said...

Sounds Wonderful! I think that my husband will go nuts for this- its right up his ally! :)
Wanted to invite you to share this recipe at a weekly event I host Titled Seasonal Sundays!
it fits the theme :)
-Brittany-

Brittany said...

Forgot to leave the link :)
http://realsustenance.com/
-Brittany-

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