As you might remember, I often make crock pot meals on Mondays. It’s a busy day for my family, and being able to have supper ready and waiting takes some of the craziness out of our evening. Yesterday we dined on a new, easy recipe. Sooo very easy. And what makes it better? It was also tasty! My husband and three boys all liked it!
Before we get to the recipe, for those of you wondering, fagioli means “with beans.” So now that you’ve received your Italian lesson for the day……..
Crock Pot Pasta Fagioli Soup
( slightly adapted from the original recipe, found here)
1 lb ground beef, cooked & drained
15 ounces Great Northern beans
1 onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 cups hot water
2 1/2 tsp beef bouillon granules
29 ounces canned whole tomatoes
black pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon dried basil
cayenne pepper to taste
2 cups macaroni, cooked
Dump all ingredients, except macaroni, into crock pot and cook on high for about 5 hours, or low for about 8-10. Add the macaroni about 30 minutes before serving. My tomatoes didn’t break down during cooking, so I crushed them with a spoon when I added the macaroni. You should also taste the soup at this time and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
We served the soup with a bit of freshly grated parmesan cheese and a few croutons on top. I think that this recipe would be equally delicious with shredded chicken or possibly ground turkey. The next time we have this meal, I plan on serving it with a side salad and some homemade rolls or bread.
I hope you give this a try the next time you’re planning a meal for a hectic day!
I am currently working on another recipe, in addition to an easy sewing project, so watch for those in a future post!
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