Veggie Pasta Fagioli
Active Prep Time: 30 minutes Simmer Time: 1 hour
This is so hardy and just delicious. The prep time comes just from chopping veggies, but you can cut that down with a food processor.
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic - minced
1 onion - chopped
2 stalks celery - chopped
2 carrots sliced
8 cups vegetable broth
1 can red kidney beans - drained
1 can white kidney beans (cannellini beans) - drained
1 cup small pasta - I used mini bow ties, but anything will work
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Salt and pepper - to taste
1 tablespoon dried basil
1) In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add vegetables and cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
2) Add remaining ingredients, except pasta. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. 20 minutes prior to serving, remove lid, add pasta and bring to boil. Return to low heat, cover and continue simmering until pasta is tender.
Makes 8 servings