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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 148.9
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 146.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.7 g
  • Protein: 7.0 g

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Bean and Macaroni Soup


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Introduction

This cholesterol-free tasty dish is virtually fat free and is prepared with only 1 tablespoon of oil for 16 servings. This cholesterol-free tasty dish is virtually fat free and is prepared with only 1 tablespoon of oil for 16 servings.

Ingredients

    • 2 cans (16 oz.) great northern beans
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 cup onion, coarsely chopped
    • 2 cup carrots, sliced
    • 1 cup celery, coarsely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 3 cups cut-up peeled fresh tomatoes or 1-1/2 lbs. canned whole tomatoes cut up
    • 1 teaspoon dried sage
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • black pepper to taste
    • 1 bay leaf, crumbled
    • 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni

Directions

1.Drain beans and reserve liquid. Rinse beans.



2.Heat oil in a 6-quart kettle; add mushrooms, onion, carrots, celery, and garlic and saute for 5 minutes.



3.Add tomatoes, sage, thyme, oregano, pepper, and bay leaf.



4.Cover and cook over medium heat 20 minutes. Cook macaroni according to directions on package using unsalted water. Drain when cooked. Do not overcook.



5.Combine reserved bean liquid with water to make 4 cups.



6.Add liquid, beans, and cooked macaroni to vegetable mixture.



7.Bring to a boil; cover and simmer until soup is throughly heated. Stir occasionally.



Yield: 16 servings--Serving Size: 1 cup






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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I finally got a chance to make this soup and it was fantastic! I did increase the mushrooms to almost a whole pound because my family just LOVES mushrooms. Because of the increase of mushrooms I increased the tomatoes to 4 cups.I used whole wheat pasta.Wish I could give 10 stars! - 5/13/08

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I went the long route. I used 1 lb. of dried beans, one time navy, one time pinto, and one time black. All were good and economical - 4/12/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Ahhh - - just like Grandma used to make except she didn't use canned beans. Delicious, filling and healthy too! So easy and so good for you too. We love soups and aside from adding a touch of chili powder, we won't be making any other changes to this great recipe. - 4/12/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Used canned, diced tomatoes since I had no fresh, cooked less than the 20 min given, and added a shot of cider vinegar at the end to brighten the taste. A few dashes of Frank's chili-lime hot sauce in my bowl (add some sodium), a big green salad--great, filling meal. Making a favorite! - 6/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    love this, used italian spices and some crushed red pepper. I used a can of white and a can of red kidney beans. Also used the most interesting shaped small pasta I could find. - 3/12/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Go easy on the oregano and sage and make sure you cook the macaroni before you even think about cutting the vegetables. For the best result, let the soup simmer for about an hour and a half, to let the ingredients mix in really well. Over all, pretty good. - 7/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this and it is delicious, so healthy, my husband thought it was great after coming in from working outside all day. Great with cornbread sticks. Thanks for sharing it with us. - 4/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I found it to be just spicey and tasty enough, though my family wanted more salt. I used chili beans which may have added flavor. Made half recipe. Needs a bit more liquid (tomatoe juice/soup?). Awesome taste for a bean-lover and filling! - 1/25/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made a couple of changes. I only had one can of whilte beans so I used white and red kidney beans. Also, I added some chili powder because we like spicy food. Very good! - 12/16/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was pretty good, I make something similar but no macaroni, I use cabbage instead and add more green vegetables - 7/26/08

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  • Bad
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Made this soup today and was a bit disappointed....I felt the sage was a little over powering. Without the sage I think it would have been much better. - 7/9/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I added a little garlic salt to the finished product. it was great, even my hubby loved it!! - 5/5/08

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was really a good soup. I did not add the macaroni as I'm trying to stay away from pasta right now. - 4/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious. Everyone in my family loved it. I did use a little more garlic and left out the mushrooms. It is low in calolries and high in fiber. An excellent recipeand I will definetly make it again. - 4/16/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent soup. - 4/12/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is absolutely delicious and I love the fact that it is cholesterol free. - 4/12/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yummy yummy yummy What a great soup with lots of protein and low in fat. Perfect! - 4/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great soup! I like the fact that it's low calorie, low fat, and low sodium! Good taste, definitely a keeper. - 4/12/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I liked this alot. Perfect for the cold New Hampshire afternoons. I have a bunch in the freezer! Thanks - 12/13/08

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Not bad, but a little bland to me - I added some seasoning blend and parmesan on top. Very filling though. - 10/31/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    my daughter really lovd it its healthy soup - 7/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great for work lunchs, I put them in freezer zip lock bags and take them out for my lunch when needed.
    Thanks - 7/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My family loved. We will probably be making this a lot more. - 7/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I've made a very similar soup, adding a squeeze of fresh lemon. May sound strange, but it "brightens" the flavors without adding a lemon taste. In moderation, this is a great, balanced dish. Very satisfying and tasty. - 7/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A deep and satisfying variation on minestrone. The sage is a very nice touch. I used Eden's no-salt-added beans for even less sodium, and reserved some of the olive oil to drizzle on just before serving. - 7/4/08

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