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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Bonnie Campbell made me hungry for...

    ...Pasta e Fagioli. One of my favorite places to eat is Johnny Carinos, and they had a Pasta e Fagioli that was excellent. It has been dropped from the menu, and I haven't found a recipie for anything like it. Their's was a white bean soup with a clear or slightly starchy broth, with ham and carrots. Does anybody have a recipie for something like this? Most I have seen on the web have been tomato based. Some sound really good, but just not what I am looking for. I am a lousy cook so I don't know where to start experimenting in figuring it out on my own. While I am a really bad cook, I am a world class eater, and would like to find a good recipie.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Sterling, Virginia
    I`m not sure what the French stuff is, but the bean soup description sounds like navy bean soup. Get a bag of Goya navy beans and the recipe is on the bag. Even if it`s not what your looking for it is very good.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Sammamish, WA
    Someone on the food network made that on a show, without tomatoes, had macaroni or some other pasta in it? Try searching the food network website.

    If you want a great soup, try this:

    Baked Potato soup:

    Bake 4 large potatoes until done

    Let cool then cut into peel and cut into small pieces

    Meanwhile chop up some bacon and cook until crispy

    Add the potatoes and bacon to the pot, and pour in milk
    until they are covered

    Turn on to medium heat, stir occasionally

    When heated through and close to boiling add 2
    chopped green onions, 2 tablespoons butter and
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

    Stir well and simmer 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Optional for smooth, creamy texture: Beat with immersion blender

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    Dec 2003
    West of Ft. Worth, TX
    Yeah, baked potato soup is very good. Your recipe sounds just like the one my better half uses.

    Olive Garden restaurants have a Pasta e Fagioli soup, but it is beef based. From their menu: White and red beans, ground beef, tomatoes and pasta in a savory broth.

    It's a pretty hearty soup on a cold day. Jim.
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    joe pelonio sounds delish....

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    love the olive garden pasta fagiol soup...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Conway, Arkansas
    My wife does an AWESOME soup that she calls "left-over Soup". Here, I'll let her explain it.

    Well.....The children and I used to volunteer at a mission here in town. There was an elderly lady who would bring the most delicious soups for lunch for the volunteers. I asked her one day if she would mind bringing the recipe along with the soup. Her words were...."Well honey all it is is my leftovers thrown in a pot with some good broth." So, I tried it. I had some broth in the freezer from a whole chicken I had cooked so I put that in a pot along with leftovers and I think I had some dry ranch dressing mix I threw in there too. The kids, of course, did what kids typically do...turned up their nose and said "WHAT IS THAT?!?!?!" I told them it was supper, and that they could have that or a slice of bread and some water. They ate it begrudgingly, then said it was good! I have been making leftover soup for about 4 years or so and it turns out good every time. We waste a lot less food and I have meals that are quick and easy. Just start off with a good broth (I even save the gravy, juice from veggies, the broth under the fat when I broil a pork loin, etc.), any meat, veggies, rice, dry mixes such as salad dressing mix, and I keep bags of frozen veggies on hand if I need a little more than I have leftover. With our budget getting tighter I depend on this type of supper when I need something fast & cheap.
    So....there you go. Y'all have a good day and I hope this will help someone along the way with their grocery bill.

    .....whew.....I couldn't have said that better myself.
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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Rainier, OR
    I have had pretty good success at this site for when looking for recipes,

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