Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I got this recipe from the goya bean bag. I added garlic and sour cream and also used a little more bacon. My husband and kids loved it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sort and rinse beans.
  2. Boil beans in 8 cups of water for 2 minutes (do not drain).
  3. Set beans aside and soak for 1 hour.
  4. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp reserve 1 tablespoon of drippings in pan and remove bacon to drain on paper towel.
  5. In pan with drippings cook onion, carrot and garlic until tender.
  6. Stir in tomatoes, bouillon cube, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  7. Add tomatoe mixture to beans.
  8. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until beans are tender, about 1-1 1/2 hours.
  9. Add 1 cup of water and bring back to boil.
  10. Add pasta and bacon.
  11. Cook 8-10 minutes more or until pasta is al dente.
  12. Serve with grated parmesan cheese and a dolop of sour cream.


Most Helpful

I liked the soup a lot but next time I would probably sub smoked ham for the bacon. I didn't have pennette pasta so I used ditalini. It makes a thick, hearty meal. Thanks for posting. Made for Bargain Basement cooking tag game.

linguinelisa December 05, 2012

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