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Pasta E Fagioli
In Italian, pasta and beans. A traditional Italian soup. Hint: Serve garnish with fresh parsley and a little Parmesan cheese.
1 1/2 c dried navy beans
In large bowl, combine beans with 6 cups cold water. Refrigerate overnight. Next day, turn beans and water into 6 quart kettle. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered, about 3 hours or until beans are tender. Stir several times during cooking, drain, reserving about 2 cups of liquid. Cook macaroni. Heat oil in a large skillet. Sauté onion, carrot, celery and garlic until soft (about 20 minutes). Do not brown. Add tomato, sage, oregano and pepper. Cover, cook over medium heat, 15 minutes. In large saucepan or kettle, combine beans, macaroni and sautéed vegetables. Add 1 1/2 cups of reserved bean liquid. Bring to a boil, cover, simmer 35 to 40 minutes, stirring several times and adding more liquid if needed.
Yield: 6 Servings
Sodium Category: LowSodium