This is a great, flavorful soup that 's even better the next day. It's very thick, almost casserole like. Add water for a more liquefied soup, but be careful not to over, dilute the seasonings.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In 4 quart stock pot, cook sausage until lightly browned. Add onion powder, garlic, and onion, and cook until tender.

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  • Stir in minestrone soup, water, great northern beans (undrained), kidney beans (undrained), thyme, basil and pepper.

  • Bring to a boil and then reduce to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.

  • Stir in pasta and cook another 15 minutes and then serve.

Nutrition Facts

370 calories; protein 16.5g; carbohydrates 39.1g; fat 16.9g; cholesterol 25.9mg; sodium 785mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2003
Very hearty! Very tasty! Made it for a potluck and received rave reviews. The description indicates that it is even better the next day. It is delicious the next day BUT the noodles no longer have their texture which is disappointing. Overall we loved it! Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2003
Very hearty! Very tasty! Made it for a potluck and received rave reviews. The description indicates that it is even better the next day. It is delicious the next day BUT the noodles no longer have their texture which is disappointing. Overall we loved it! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2005
This is a very good bean soup and I've tried a lot. My family loves beans and knowing that 6 servings would not do for the 4 of us I doubled the recipe. I read the review that says the soup is better the next day. Next time I make it I'll have to triple it to even have any leftovers to check that out. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2007
I found this recipe while doing an ingredients search. I had to modify it so I could use what we had in the pantry. It came out very yummy and the whole family -- including kids who don't like beans in anything but chili -- asked me to make it again. I had only sausage links so I sliced those and used them. Great Northern Beans are very dfficult to find here so I used canned beans with tomato sauce. There was no spinach pasta to be found and so I added corn kernels. Unlike pasta the corn stayed firm for leftovers the next day. Great modifiable recipe. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2006
Added hot venison sausage and it turned out great Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2012
This was delicious! I used 2 cans of minestrone and half a jar of spaghetti sauce along with all the other ingredients. My family loved it! Read More
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