Monday, October 17, 2011

Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli

A recipe from Mia -

This may be my favorite soup ever. All healthy ingredients, about as easy as it comes. My friend, Casey, recommended it to me and I have made my usual health-nut modifications (though it didn't need many).


-1 pound lean ground turkey, browned and drained
-1/2 large red onion, chopped
-1 cup carrots, chopped
-2-3 celery stalks, sliced
-2 cans (14.5 oz) Italian-style diced tomatoes (and juice)
-1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
-1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
-4 cups reduced sodium beef broth
-1 jar (16.5 oz) pasta sauce
-Italian seasoning to taste
-1-3 tbsp. Cholula hot sauce
-Salt to taste
-1 cup dry whole wheat pasta, to add at end of cooking time

The Directions:

~Brown the turkey on the stove top, and drain well.

~Chop up the carrots, onion, and celery. Add it to the empty crock pot.

~Drain and rinse the beans, and add them to the crock pot.

~Add the whole cans of tomatoes, pasta sauce, beef broth, Italian seasonings, Cholula hot sauce and salt.

~Stir in the turkey.

~Cover and cook on low for 8 or 10 hours or high for 4 or 6 hours.

~In the last 30 minutes, add in the dry pasta.

This makes a very full crock pot of this delicious soup!!

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