Gluten-Free Northern Italian Autumn Minestrone
Typical autumn flavors from Northern Italy mixed with gluten-free pasta will warm you on a cool evening. Use any shape pasta you desire, even broken spaghetti works. If desired, the soup without the pasta will freeze wonderfully. Just cook the pasta in the soup once thawed.
If you can get fresh cranberry beans, you may skip the soaking time. Use 3 cups fresh beans in place of the 1 cup dried.
Cranberry beans also called borlotti beans can be substituted with pinto beans.