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Pasta Bean Potage

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Category: Pasta, Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 4 ts Olive oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped finely
  • 1 Garlic clove, chopped
  • Finely
  • 1 Carrot, sliced
  • 1 Celery stick, sliced
  • 1 Leek, sliced
  • 4 oz (120 g) cooked ham, cut into
  • 1/2 -inch 1 cm) cubes
  • 7 oz (2 1 0 g) canned cannellini
  • Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 pt (900 ml) chicken stock
  • 2 oz 60 g) pasta spirals
  • 4 lg Tomatoes, skinned, de-seeded
  • And chopped
  • 1 tb Chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tb Chopped fresh marjoram
  • Salt and freshly ground
  • Black pepper


1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion, garlic, carrot, celery
and leek and cook gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the ham
and cook for 5 minutes more. 2. Stir in the beans, stock and pasta spirals.
Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat, cover and simmer gently for 20
minutes. 3. Add the tomatoes, oregano and marjoram and simmer gently for 5
minutes more. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 4. Serve, piping hot,
in warm soup bowls. Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 35 minutes
Freezing recommended Pasta and Beans (pasta e fagioli) is a typical Italian
combination. This hearty winter-warmer is a meal in itself. Substitute the
cannellini beans with borlotti or haricot beans for a change.

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