Hearty Tuscan Bean Soup

Here is my recipe for Tuscan Bean Soup:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1 chopped red bell pepper
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup kidney beans
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1/2 cup chopped spinach
1 cup seashell pasta
ground black pepper to taste

In a large pot over medium high heat, combine the oil, onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes.

Add the red bell pepper and saute for 3 more minutes.

Add the broth, tomatoes and beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the thyme, spinach and pasta. Simmer for 5 more minutes and pepper to taste 

Recipe provided by: Fritzinger, Dori. From My Family Recipe Box, 2009

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About dorifritzinger

I have been a freelance writer since the days of typewriters and snail-mail. My home life centers around a large multi-generational family and our small family farm. I am a woman, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and mentor. In my free time I love to read, quilt, do embroidery, grow herbs & study herbology, history and languages.
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