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Pasta Fagioli Soup

 Pasta Fagioli Soup
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.
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Add the water, beans, tomatoes, broth, macaroni and pepper; bring to
  • a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until macaroni is
  • tender.
  • 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.

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Pasta Fagioli Soup (continued)

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.