Lunedi Notte Zuppa Di Momma #Ragu

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Ragú® Recipe Contest Entry. "Momma's Monday Night Soup" - Italian comfort food soup for a chilly night. Bean and veggie soup with pasta that tastes like you cooked it all day.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. 1. Prepare pasta according to package directions and drain. Set aside.
  2. 2. While pasta is cooking, in a large stock pot, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and set aside. Rough chop when cool.
  3. 3. Add chopped onion to hot bacon grease, cover pan, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for approximately 10 minutes, until translucent.
  4. 4. Add chopped garlic to onions and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently so that the garlic does not brown.
  5. 5. Add chopped bacon and stir.
  6. 6. Stir in Ragu Garden Combination, chicken stock, bay leaf, rosemary, thyme, and salt, and pepper to taste, and bring to a simmer – Simmer loosely covered for 10 minutes.
  7. 7. Add garbanzo beans and peas and carrots, raise heat to bring back to a boil, then cover loosely and lower heat and simmer loosely covered for 5 minutes.
  8. 8. Remove bay leaf.
  9. 9. Stir in Orzo, arugula, and sherry, if desired, and cook for one more minute.
  10. 10. Serve immediately; offer Parmesan and crushed red pepper on the side.

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