Mix and Match Pasta and Bean Soup

Recipe by hungrykitten
READY IN: 42mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    4 slices bacon, diced or 4 ounces bulk pork sausage, crumbled
  • 2
    tablespoons oil
  • 12
    cup chopped onion
  • 12
    cup chopped celery
  • 12
    cup shredded carrot
  • 1
    garlic clove, minced
  • 1
    (10 1/2 ounce) can vegetable beef soup (choose ONE ) or (10 1/2 ounce) can minestrone soup (choose ONE )
  • 1
    (10 1/2 ounce) soup can water
  • 1
    (19 ounce) can cannellini beans, undrained
  • 12
    1/2 teaspoon oregano (choose ONE) or 1/2 teaspoon basil, crushed (choose ONE)
  • 18
    teaspoon pepper
  • 12
    1/2 cup ditalini (choose ONE) or 1/2 cup elbow macaroni (choose ONE)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In 4 quart Dutch oven over medium heat, cook meat in oil until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add onion, celery, carrot and garlic; cook until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in soup, water, beans with their liquid, herb, bay leaf and pepper. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover, simmer 15 minutes.
  • Stir in pasta; cook about 12 minutes more or until pasta is tender. Discard bay leaf.
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