Momma's Amazing Macaroni and Bean Soup

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by BigFatMomma

I was looking for a recipe for pasta e fagioli, gave up, and came up with this tasty number. I love it, and it definitely warms you up! All measurements are approximate, since, for soup, I never make it the same every time. Use your best judgement!

Top Review by bmcnichol

I made this for lunches for myself. I didn't have a carrot so I used a can of carrots and chopped them up. I used four cups of chicken stock, 1/2 tsp of italian seasoning, 1/4 tsp of pepper and 6 ounces of tomato paste. I did drain my beans as it didn't say and I used a cup of orzo. I also used real bacon bits instead of turkey bacon. The soup was on the thick side but that is how I like it. I did top mine with parm cheese. The taste reminded me of a tomato soup.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large, heavy saucepan.
  2. Saute onions, carrots, bacon and garlic for 5 minutes.
  3. Add stock and seasoning, stir, and bring to a boil.
  4. Boil until carrots and onions are tender.
  5. Add beans, and return to a boil.
  6. Whisk in desired amount of tomato paste and lower heat to a simmer.
  7. Add pasta, and simmer until desired tenderness.
  8. Serve with parmesan cheese.

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