Bean and Pasta Soup Recipe
- 1 cup uncooked small pasta
- 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
- 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 cups water
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1-1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cups shredded fresh spinach
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, optional
- 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick saucepan, saute the celery, carrots and onion in oil for 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the water, tomatoes, broth, basil, rosemary, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until carrots are tender.
- 2. Drain pasta; stir into vegetable mixture. Add the beans; heat through. Stir in spinach; cook until spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
1-1/2 cup: 218 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 588mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 7g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.
Reviews for Bean and Pasta Soup
"We really enjoyed this soup at my house. I made it because I was trying to use up some more fresh kale. Since we like lots of greens, I used two cups of chopped kale and one cup of chopped spinach. Other than that I put this on the stove and I RELAXED. One idea someone had was to add the pasta right before serving or in the bowl rather than let it get soggy in the soup. Everyone likes things different ways but I thought this was a great idea so I am copying that person! I often put small bags of cooked pasta in the freezer for the two of us and this worked out great. Thanks for a good recipe."
"I love rosemary, but did not care for it in this dish. Cooking a soup for 12 minutes isn't long enough to blend the flavors so if you are trying it, cook it a little longer. All in all, very bland except for that annoying Rosemary."
"My husband & I both really enjoyed it. Very filling!"
"All the vegetables were great but did not find this flavorable. I used zesty diced tomatoes."
"I did substitute fresh parsley for the dried rosemary as I am not a fan of rosemary. I used a whole can of vegetable broth (16 oz) and that gave it plenty of broth. Also, I never add the pasta to the soup. I keep it separate and just add it to each bowl as I go, since the pasta always absorbs the broth. It makes the soup last longer!"
"enjoyed this soup,was alot like minestone!"
"Very good. Although I needed a bit more water in mine to make it more brothier. All in all good recipe!!"
"This soup is very filling and very good. I did spice it up with some cajun seasoning but otherwise it is perfect!"
"My husband, my two year old, and I loved this recipe."
"Been on Weight Watchers diet Love Love this soup. I have recommended to friends and family Very filling great taste."
"Very tasty and very filling. I give it 5 stars"
"This was SO good -- the flavors blended and made a perfect meal, thank you!"