This is a winter staple at our house. It is healthy, hearty, comforting, and the perfect winter dinner. The boys eat and eat and eat… it’s a good thing that it makes a lot! It goes great with beer bread and nice glass of red of wine in front of a fire. I have made this several times, making a few variations until I got it to where the kids love it… so, here is the recipe!
Pasta Fagoli Soup
- 1 lb. of ground turkey
- 3 stalks of celery
- 2 large carrots
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 T. butter
- 1/2 medium to large red onion
- 1 can of cannelloni beans
- 1 can of petite diced tomatoes
- 1 box of ditalini pasta noodles
- 1, 32 oz container of low sodium chicken broth
- 1, 46 oz bottle of tomato juice
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- red pepper flakes
- Italian seasoning
Heat up a large stock pot. Pour about 2 T of olive oil into the pan. Add ground turkey, seasoned with salt and pepper. Brown.
Add in diced up celery, carrot, and onion, along with clove of minced garlic, a dash or two of red pepper flake, a bit more salt and pepper, butter, and about 1 t. of Italian seasoning. Cook veggies making sure that they stay firm, but not crunchy.
Add in tomato juice, chicken stock, tomatoes, and beans. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. About 10 minutes before serving, add in about 1/3-1/2 box of ditalini pasta noodles. Cook until al dente. Remove soup from heat and serve.
To finish, put a bit of fresh ground pepper on top and a bit of fresh grated parmesan cheese for an extra layer of flavor.
Now, just grab a spoon, a comfy chair, and enjoy.