- tender, about 1 hour. Stir in pasta, tomatoes, parsley and salt.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes longer or
- until beans and pasta are tender. Discard bay leaves. Serve with
- cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).
Nutrition Facts: 1-1/3 cups (calculated without cheese) equals 325 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 1,433 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 12 g protein.