Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe
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Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe

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From Springfield, Missouri, Brenda Thomas writes, “My husband enjoys my version of this dish so much, he doesn’t order it at restaurants anymore.” With fresh spinach, pasta and seasoned sausage, this fast-to-fix soup eats like a meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed, crumbled
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves, cut into strips
  • 5 teaspoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 228 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 841 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In the same pan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; saute 1 minute longer.
  2. Add the water, beans, tomatoes, broth, macaroni and pepper; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
  3. Reduce heat to low; stir in sausage and spinach. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Garnish with cheese. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Pasta Fagioli Soup in Light & Tasty August/September 2007, p27

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 228 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 841 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

Used small shells instead of macaroni, also used 3 cloves of garlic and a couple of chopped carrots. From the garden, I added 2 -4" sprigs of rosemary, some fresh sage leaves, and a bay leaf, and removed them all before serving. The flavor was great. Yay for healthy, easy dinners!

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

This is delicious and even better the 2nd day! I added 1 carrot thinly sliced and then halved and used cannellini beans. Family loved it.

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

Delicious! this is the third time I am making this(and upon popular request)!!

This recipe ia what my Italian relatives made!! I just added carrot.

thanks for sharing!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

Delicious! this is the third time I am making this(upon popular request)!!

This recipe ia what my Italian relatives made!! I just added carrot.

thanks for sharing!

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

Great taste and good for people with diabetes

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