Monday, April 21, 2014

Quick and Easy Soup


You can't make slow cooker dinners every night. Nor can you make a time consuming three hour prep dinner every night either. Here is something that is fast and easy to throw together in the evening. The leftovers are also great for lunch.

Easy Pasta E Fagioli


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
1 carton (32 oz) chicken broth
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed
1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni (4 oz)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except macaroni and cheese. Heat to boiling. reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove cover; increase heat to high. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium. Add macaroni; cook 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.

Source: Pillsbury website. You can find it here.

Notes: I really liked this. The only thing I would say is that this soup doesn't have a lot of broth to it. If you like more broth, I would suggest adding additional chicken broth or some water.


  1. Does the macaroni drink up the broth by the next day?

  2. Yes, the macaroni did soak up the small amount of broth! However, it didn't make the macaroni mushy. I would just suggest adding a little water when reheating the leftovers so that you have more broth.