Fake Fast Fazool

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Total Time
45mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
30 mins

I only know my Italian friends love this and so do we. It freezes extremely well and is easy to make up a huge batch for parties or future dinners. Anything this easy and healthy is something I cook a lot of! With salad and garlic bread, it's dinner in short work. Good additions are chopped onions, fresh Italian parsley, chopped zucchini, roasted red peppers--all sorts of things! But that's the fun of soups and stews, right?

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Directions

  1. Strain the liquid from the canned beans into a blender (or use a hand blender right in the pot.) Add 1 cup beans and puree until smooth.
  2. Add sausages, rosemary, garlic, and red pepper to a large pot. Sauté sausages mashing them up, until cooked.
  3. Mix in tomato paste, tomatoes, bean puree, remaining beans, broth, greens, and pasta.
  4. Simmer until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  5. Mix in 1/4 cup cheese.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, if needed. Serve with remaining cheese.
  7. It's very freezable, but thickens as it stands. Add more broth if you want it thinner.