We really enjoyed this hearty soup. I used canned beans (1 can dark red kidney beans and 1 can light red kidney beans) and 1 teaspoon of salt. I had to substitute ditalini for the small shell pasta, but it's also a small size. While I wouldn't call this soup "quick" (1-3/4 hours), I would call it very tasty! It also came out quick thick and was very filling. Made for ZWT8.
Delicious -- didn't change a thing -- but added a bit more pepper. We used canned beans and less salt than indicated. Thanks for sharing this filling soup recipe which we will be having often.