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This tastes wonderful. I have always thought of Pasta E Fagioli as a soup but not in this case, even with adding water as needed throughout the cooking to keep it liquid enough to not there is really no liquid left in the pot. That is just so that you'll know what to expect because it certainly doesn't diminish this lovely dish at all. It's hearty, filling and delicious. The lemon adds a fresh note that sets it all off. I skipped the jalapeno (so that dh would eat it), used the canned beans without draining (I never drain them for soup, too much nutrition to waste!) and I had to use small elbow pasta as it was the smallest thing I had on hand. It's a lovely Fall dinner :D.
Awesome!!! Yes not so much, soup-like, but the flavor is incredible :)
The taste is good, but I would not categorize it as a soup -- unless I missed it, there is no liquid, short of the small amount of tomato juice in a can of diced tomatoes.
I liked this. I don't like tomato chunks, so I replaced the tomatoes with one fresh tomato plus some tomato sauce mixed with water. I think next time I will saute the onions first, without the potatoes...it seemed that the potatoes picked up quite a bit of oniony taste. fyi...step 4 says to add oregano, but there is no oregano in the ingredient list....I just used what seemed right.
This was a very good soup. It was easy to prepare and used ingredients that I keep in my pantry. I sprinkled the top of each bowl with a bit of grated cheese. I served it with garlic bread and it was a delicious meal. Thanks Rita L!