Venango County Recipe of the Day: Bean and Pasta Soup

| January 6, 2018

A hearty comfort food! Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

Bean and Pasta Soup


1 cup uncooked small pasta
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups water
1 – 14-1/2 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
1-1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 – 15 oz can white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups shredded fresh spinach


~Cook pasta according to package directions.

~In a large nonstick saucepan, saute the celery, carrots, onion, and garlic in oil for 5 minutes. Stir in the water, tomatoes, broth, basil, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat.

~Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until carrots are tender.

~Drain pasta; stir into vegetable mixture. Add the beans; heat through. Stir in spinach; cook until spinach is wilted (about two minutes).

Venango County Recipe of the Day is Sponsored by Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union.

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