Monday, March 21, 2011

Tempting your tummy

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We had the best Dinner!!It is still chilly where I live, even though the calendar says it's spring. So soup still sounds wonderful!! This is what we had:

Pasta E Fagioli (a knock off of a favorite Italian Restaurant soup)
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 large carrot, julienned
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (14.5-ounce size) diced tomatoes
1 can (15-ounce size) red kidney beans (with liquid)
1 can (15-ounce size) great northern beans (with liquid)
1 can (15-ounce size) diced tomatoes
1 can (15-ounce size) V-8 juice
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 pound ditali pasta or small pasta shells(cooked)

Brown Hamburger in a large pot, add veggies (onion, carrot, garlic, celery) and cook for 5 min
Then add all remaining ingredients except pasta. Let simmer on stove for 2 or more hours and add cooked pasta 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and Enjoy!!
We had it with home made breadsticks and it was delicious!!
Linking to 
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Lovely Yellow Ribbons Dining With Debbie


  1. Looks yummy Debbie! I love the shape of the pasta ~ I've never seen that shape before and I'm 1/2 Italian!

  2. This sounds really good Debbie, I love a knock off recipe and soups any time of year!

  3. I love ordering this in Italian restaurants! Thanks for the recipe...I'll definitely try it!


  4. Thanks for the recipe! I always order it when I go to an Italian restaurant near us:) Have a blessed day, HUGS!

  5. Thanks for the recipe! I always order it when I go to an Italian restaurant near us:Underfloor heating

  6. That looks so delicious. I love this type of soup and cannot wait to try your recipe.

  7. Yum! Cold weather found its way back to Pa and I am thinking this will be perfect for dinner for tomorrow night! Thank You for sharing :)

  8. Thanks so much for linking up with What's On the Menu Wednesday at Dining With Debbie. This has so many flavors that we just love. I sometimes put garbanzos in mine:) I like the crunch that they add. I'm going to try and put this on the menu this week. Thanks again and come again often.

  9. Wow, that looks really good! After a brief "false spring" it is cold here again, too, so maybe we can warm up with this next week.