*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                    PASTA E FAGIOLI (MACARONI AND BEANS)
 
 Recipe By     : Net
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Legumes                          Low-Fat
                 Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      large         onion
    2      cloves        garlic -- (or to taste)
    1      tablespoon    basil
    1      tablespoon    oregano
                         balsamic vinegar
    5      cups          water -- or more
    2      large         veggie bouillion cubes
    2      cups          navy beans, cooked -- or other beans
   15      oz            tomatoes, canned -- drained and diced
           handful       FRESH parsley -- chopped
    1 1/2  cups          pasta -- cooked
 
  Finely chop the onions and garlic. Saute them along with the basil and
  oregano in the vinegar until very soft. Meanwhile, in a large pot put
  the water, buollion, beans, tomatoes, and parsley and heat up. When the
  onions and garlic are done, add them to the rest of the soup. Let this
  simmer for about 30-45 minutes. Then add the macaroni and let this
  mixture simmer for another 10-15 minutes.
 
  Serve with a sprinkle of good quality grated parmesan on top if desired.
 
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