*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Pasta Fagioli  Soup
 
 Recipe By     :  Evelyn Raab   Easy Cooking
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beans                            Pasta
                 Soup
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      tablespoons   olive oil
    3      strips        bacon,coarsely chopped
    1      rib           celery,chopped
    1                    onion, chopped
    2      cloves        garlic,finely chopped
    3      cans          chicken broth
    1      can 15-19 oz  cannellini beans,undrained,mashed  with -- fork
    1      can 15-19 oz  red kidney beans, drained
    1      cup           very small past shells or ditalini
                         salt and black pepper to taste
 
 In large saucepan or Dutch oven,heat oil over medium heat. Add 
 bacon, carrot, celery, onion, and garlic, Cook 7 to 10 minutes, or 
 until bacon is cooked and vegetables are softened, stirring
 occasionally.
 Add chicken broth and white and red kidney beans, bring to a
 boli over high heat. Add pasta and reduced heat to medium and
 cook, uncovered 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is cooked but not
 mushy,stirring frequently. Taste to test tenderness. Season with 
 salt and pepper.             Serves 6.
 
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