Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This couldn't been cheaper or easier to make! It's a family recipe from a cousin on the Italian side. My family loves this so much, you would think I was serving prime rib the way they carry on when I make it! Try to use the cheese rind if you can; it really adds a lot of depth and flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion and celery in olive oil, about five minutes.
  2. Add garlic for another minute or so, but don't let it brown.
  3. Add can of beans, undrained, the oregano, the boullion cubes, and the parmesan rind, if you have one.
  4. Simmer about 5 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes, simmer another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add ten-12 cups of water, at least; if you want it soup-y, add more.
  7. Bring water to a boil.
  8. Add pasta and cook for time directed on package.
  9. Enjoy with grated parmesan and pepper!


Most Helpful

I absolutely loved this dish. It was very easy to make. I will be making this often. Thanks Susan!

Lori Bailey December 20, 2002

This dish is simple and delicious -- goes great with Chianti!

Claire #3 January 25, 2003

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