Italian Rustico Soup

"I got this from the Barilla website. This soup is so good on a cold day and is very hearty! Its very easy to make too!"
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  • Cook elbows according to package directions; drain (al dente is the best).
  • Heat oil in 4-quart Dutch oven or large pot.
  • Add spinach (or Escarole) onion and garlic; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes or until onion is tender.
  • Add remaining ingredients except cheese; heat to boiling.
  • Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in cooked elbows and simmer 5 more minutes.
  • Ladle in bowls and sprinkle with cheese.
  • Serve with warm crusty Italian bread.

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  1. This soup is delicious, and simple to make too! The Parmesan takes it over the top. Will definitely make this again soon. Thank you.
  2. Oh So Soothing!! I have a bowl in one hand, slurping this up and trying to type with one's that good that I don't want to put it down! This is my lunch...the leftovers from last nite. Well, actually it was stealovers, as I took an extra bowlful and stored it away. I served this as a started soup for the rest of a lovely chicken dinner to my college students, but they kept getting up to fill their bowls til it was all gone! I think that speaks volumes!


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