Slow Cooker Pasta E Fagioli

Recipe by Irmgard
READY IN: 4hrs 40mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In skillet, fry bacon over medium-high heat until crisp; transfer to slow cooker.
  • Drain fat from skillet.
  • Fry onions, garlic, celery, carrots, basil, oregano, salt and pepper over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Scrape into slow cooker.
  • Mash 1 cup of the beans; add to slow cooker along with remaining beans.
  • Add stock, tomatoes and bay leaf; cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  • In pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender but firm, about 8 minutes.
  • Drain and add to slow cooker.
  • Add parsley and tomato paste; cover and cook on high for 10 minutes or until hot.
  • Discard bay leaf.
  • Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.
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