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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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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this soup for my customers at the resturant where I work. It was a great hit! - 4/12/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. I used whole wheat macaroni and a hint of garlic. This is my favorite comfort soup! - 4/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was so yummy. The whole family loved it. Pair it with some homemade garlic toast and you have a winner. - 9/20/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is awesome! Nice medley and great way to fill up without blowing your calorie range. I'll be making extras of this for snacks! :) - 7/18/07

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe deserves a 5 star rating. I've made it one time and it was so different from any soup I have eaten
    and so delicous. the best part is it so low in calories and fat. - 5/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Hubby actually called me at work and said, "You know that diet soup you made, its outstanding". Way to go - 4/18/07

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good soup! - 3/15/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a very good soup. - 3/15/07

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A really nice soup and a good way to get more fibre and less sodium. - 3/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This tastes amazing.. and it's so healthy! I love it. - 3/15/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried it, and we real enjoyed it, and will do it again and again - 7/31/09

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just seemed kind of boring. Felt like maybe I should have made it more casserole like with gravy or something... - 7/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious, nutritious, and I had all the ingredients on hand. - 5/3/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I skipped the pasta and added sliced turkey kielbasa sliced. It upped the sodium but lowered the carbs. I also added 1/2 C of shelled edamame. Lastly, I added "salt-free" spicy seasoning for some kick. SO GOOD!! - 4/16/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was very good. It has a fresh, bright flavor and doesn't seem to weigh you down. I added some lean ground beef, but it was a fantastic, quick recipe. Thanks! - 4/16/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good flavor-I would like more broth-maybe I did something wrong? - 4/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THANKS, this recipe was a hit in my home, I just had to cut down on the sodium.. - 4/14/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this soup. I used one can white beans and one of pinto. Turned out great. - 4/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great! love it all. I add more garlic. I always do.:) - 4/13/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love this, thank you. - 4/12/09

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  • Bad
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Did not like this one at all. - 7/17/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    ok, lots of fiber, tastes good but not a favorite - 7/5/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    it wasn't very good - 7/5/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My Mom used to fix these beans, cook macaroni separate. My Dad would just add the macaroni to his bowl of bean soup. - 7/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty soup !!!! I will be making it !! Lots of fiber !!! Healthy !! Cooks great in a crock-pot.

    - 7/4/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yummy!!! - 7/4/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    yummy.... AND not bad for you?? What more could ya want?? - 4/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a great soup recipe. Thanks for sharing it with us. - 3/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    No Sugar and alot of Fiber.
    Low Fat and not alot of Sodium.
    It's Perfect !! - 3/14/07

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  • My family is very picky about the soups I try and this one was a keeper! I used rice pasta to make it gluten-free and added 1 1/2 tsp salt only because I used fresh tomatoes blended into a sauce and they just need a little bit of that for our taste. - 1/19/13

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  • I love soup! I'm so happy to have another recipe to add to my rotation! - 11/5/12

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  • delicioso!
    - 12/7/11

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  • Sounds great and I will definitely try this. - 11/28/11

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  • Very filling and tasty. - 11/24/11

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  • reminds me of pasta fagoli which I love. will try it...thanks - 11/24/11

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  • It as good------ - 11/24/11

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  • thank you thank you, thank you for adding the serving size! - 9/30/11

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  • Mighty tasty!! I used crushed tomatoes with Italian seasonings because that's what was in the pantry. Added some extra garlic powder and red pepper flakes to give it some added zing. - 9/29/11

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  • Delicoius - 9/26/11

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  • sends me back to my childhood . smells like home . taste very good . love the taste of this in my mouth .. hubby doesnt like soup but i do . - 9/26/11

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  • Delicious!!! - 9/26/11

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  • I added some cayenne pepper to spice it up a bit (my family likes spicy foods). When buying canned tomatoes you can find some with no added sodium--that's a real bonus! - 9/26/11

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  • Good. - 9/26/11

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  • awesome - 5/6/11

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  • This soup turned out to be pretty good. I didn't use any sage (since we don't like it) and added a bit of basil. Not sure I'd rave about this one but it tasted fine. - 1/9/11

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  • Awesome I used dry navy beans and shell mac, good recie from childhood days still great, made thicker so minus any crackers bread etc. Meal in a bowl - 12/31/10

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  • you really need to add a print version so the recipee does not include all the other stuff
    - 12/22/10

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  • I make a similar version of this soup that has no oil, one can pinto (or whatever kind of beans you like), 1 can of garbanzo beans, 1 can diced tomatoes, two cans chicken broth, 2 cups (dry) elbow macaroni, 1 cup chopped celery, 1 cup onion, and salt, pepper, oregano, etc to taste. Delicious! - 11/18/10

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  • VERY good! - 9/25/10

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  • This sounds like what I could make for dinner tonight and FAST since I already have canned beans. I like the suggestions of playing around with other pasta shapes, not just macaroni. Thanks! - 8/31/10

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  • I love this soup, I make it all the time. I always add a ton of extra vegetables to it-cabbage, spinach, zucchini-whatever works, and a lot of garlic, that's just my taste, but I make it and take it for lunch for the rest of the week. Excellent! - 8/15/10

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  • I made this with gluten free pasta and it was really good. It also freezes great! - 3/26/10

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  • Good but bland - 8/23/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good recipe - 6/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very similar to my mother's recipe. - 4/24/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to make this tonight, sure sounds good and has good reviews. - 4/16/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm so making this for my lunches this week! Don't know about the crumbled bay leaf, though. They don't really get soft. - 4/14/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    can't wait to make this.... I love any type of soup... - 4/13/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This really sounds yummy! - 4/12/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like the family recipe. I will add chili powder too - 4/12/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds good...will definately try this one. - 4/12/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    How much does a half pound of mushrooms measure in cup size? - 4/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good. - 4/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like something I would eat on a chilly night after a long day...comforting and filling. - 4/12/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this sounds really good. haven't made it yet, but will real soon. since i'm from beans and cornbread country. my late mother-in-law use to make gulosh that sounded a lot like this,except it had corn and hamburger too. - 4/12/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great but would cut it in half if possible. - 4/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, need to cut back the sodium though, for me. - 4/12/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    SOUNDS YUMMY! - 4/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! - 4/12/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good, and I'm going to make it this Wednesday. I'll use half the beans and add chicken breast. But WHY is the bay leaf to be crumbled?? The bay leaf should be removable! You aren't supposed to eat these leaves. Crumbles would be sharp and not at all good to swallow. - 4/12/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good for the cold winter months. I plan to make it soon. - 12/15/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    if you omit the onion,celery,and mushrooms, just use a can of sliced carrots (with liquid) and top it off with a little grated parm. it's pasta fagioli (fazool) also put a few chicken boullion cubes in:) it can be made in minutes from the cupboard. The kids love it. - 7/8/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks great. I'm going to use whole wheat elbows for a little more nutrition.
    - 7/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really great, but would it be the same fiber abd calorie count with red kidney beans (we don't care for white beans)? Thanks for the recipe. - 7/7/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks great. I will try it. - 7/7/08

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