Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli





There is something so comforting about a hearty bowl of piping hot soup. Especially on a cold day like today. Winter is definitely on it's way around here. We are in the middle of a cold snap. It was 70 on Sunday and then yesterday it was snowing. That's Chicago weather for ya! I was really excited to make this classic Italian soup. It's healthy yet hearty and full of flavor! I served it alongside crusty french rolls for dipping. It was fantastic!

Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli
Adapted from Rachael Ray
WW PP=3
Cal 116, Carbs 24.1g, Fat 0g, Fiber 6g, protein 6.7g
Makes Approx 10- 1 Cup Servings

Ingredients
1 large fresh bay leaf or 2 dried bay leaves
1 tsp dried oregano
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 small carrot, finely chopped
1 rib celery, finely chopped
4 large cloves garlic, chopped
Coarse salt and pepper
2 (15 ounce) cans cannelloni beans ( I used Great Northern Beans)
1 1/2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
2 cups water
1 quart chicken stock
1 1/2 cups ditalini ( I used Barilla mini shells with extra fiber)
Grated Parmigiano or Romano Cheese, for topping

Add beans, veggies, garlic, tomatoes, water, and stock to slow cooker. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and bay leaves. Cook on low for 6 hours. Add pasta and cook an additional 20 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Ladle soup into bowls and top with lots of grated cheese. Enjoy with a salad of crusty bread for dipping. Enjoy!



8 comments:

  1. I'm really looking forward to trying this! It will easily convert to our vegetarian menu (with vegetable broth and some veggie "chicken" flavor) and I'm always on the hunt for a crock-pot recipe. It almost feels like someone else cooked dinner ;0)

    I'm visiting from the Kids in the Kitchen linky party!

    Have a blessed day!

    Sara
    www.TheOtherEndOfTheCandle.com

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  2. Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy it!

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  3. Yum! I love using my slow cooker and this recipe sounds like one I'd really enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things :)

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  4. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about pasta and noodles! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

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  5. perfect for a cold winter day. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  6. YUM, this sounds so comforting!
    Thank you for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there again this week :)

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  7. Perfect for the weather we're having! Soup just has a way of warming you up and making you smile! Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

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  8. thanks for linking with kids in the kitchen! new linky opens late tonight - hope you'll join us - pinning and sharing your yummy recipe now!

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