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White Bean and Pasta Soup Recipe

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This recipe for White Bean and Pasta Soup, by , is from Keep On Smiling, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.


Added: Sunday, January 29, 2006


2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced cooked ham
1 celery stalk, diced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 cup onion, diced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 garlic cloves, diced
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
2 (15 oz) cans white beans, drained and rinsed
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups small pasta
1 cups chopped fresh basil leaves
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a large pot, combine olive oil, ham, celery, carrot, onion,
oregando and garlic. cook on medium for 5-6 minutes. Add
tomatoes, beans and broth. Bring to a boil , then reduce heat
and simmer for 20 minutes. Add pasta. Return to a boil, then
reduce heat and simmer until pasta is tender. Stir in basil.
Add salt and pepper to taste.




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