Pasta Fagioli

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups onions, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced carrots (1/4-inch half-moon shape)
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 12 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 4 cups canned cannelini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup roasted red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup minced garlic
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 cups cooked chicken
  • 4 cups rough, chopped red tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, minced
  • 3 cups cooked fusilli
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano leaves, minced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, rolled and sliced

Instructions:

  1. In a soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat until hot.
  2. Add the onions, carrots, and celery, searing the veggies until the carrots have browned, 2–3 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium low, then add the stock, beans, red pepper, garlic, and salt and pepper.
  4. Simmer until the veggies and beans soften.
  5. Add the chicken, tomatoes, and parsley and allow the soup to cook until the tomatoes have softened.
  6. Finally, reduce the heat to low and add the pasta, cheese, oregano, and basil.
  7. Cook 20–30 more minutes.

Source: http://www.muscleandfitness.com/nutrition/recipes/cold-weather-recipe-pasta-fagioli

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