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Fantastic, Delicious, Healthy, and Easy are just a few of the superlatives that describe this hearty soup. I love to make soup and this one is as good as, or even better than any I've made...even my own recipes. I browned some hot Italian turkey sausage and added it in the begining with the vegetables, and at the end of the cooking time, I tossed in a couple of handfuls of baby spinach. I kept the seasoning the same, and it was perfect for our taste. I'm going to pass this recipe on to quite a few of my friends and family, CountryLady. A big thank you for this recipe!

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Geema January 13, 2004

Very good. I added Italian Sausage to mine...which my husband loved. My kids aren't big on beans but they enjoyed it as well. Nice winter soup!

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Jill4man January 31, 2004

Really yummy and I loved how many vegies I could get into this. I also included some green beans and silverbeet and used some homemade chilli sauce instead of the flakes.<br/><br/>Served with some buttered toast. Feeling delightfully full now, but not all that guilty hehe.

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Satyne March 23, 2014

followed the recipe as written and it it yumm-o

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msnikki8701 July 15, 2009

THis is very YUMMY!! Its a keeper!!

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wife2armyman May 22, 2007

very quick and easy. My whole family liked it. I used canned carrots to cut down on prep time and will reduce amount of red pepper next time, but was very delicious

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jodis67 September 20, 2005

Added ground beef, used smaller beans, excellent.

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Ed&Theresa July 18, 2005

I followed the lead of Geema and Jill4man in adding Italian sausage. Also, I cut back on the red pepper to 3/4 tsp and the pasta shells to 1 cup. I really didn't measure the veggies so I may have added extra; however, I used 5 cups of water instead of the 3. This was served with homemade yeast rolls for a wonderful meal. Thanks so much!

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PaulaG November 27, 2004
Pasta E Fagioli