Living at home definitely has it’s perks, including my Mom’s home cooked meals. I love when my Mom makes dinner. Although I love to cook, it’s nice to have a break every once in awhile and have someone cook for me instead. When we were younger, my Mom used to cook for our family all of the time. Now that we are older, she has definitely been cooking less and less. Fortunately, she has been on a cooking kick and has plans to make some new and old dishes in the coming days.
The recipe I’m sharing with you today is a new recipe for my family that my Mom found while perusing Bon Appetit’s website. I thought that this soup was perfect and I am already looking forward to tomorrow when I’ll have leftovers for lunch. I love the thickness of this soup. If you prefer a thinner soup, all you need to do is thin it out with some water or broth. I would highly recommend that you sprinkle a heaping spoonful of grated parmesan cheese on top. This is a hearty and healthy soup that will definitely bring warmth on a cold winter day or night.
White Bean & Pasta Soup (adapted from Bon Appetit)
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 cups onions, chopped
- 2/3 cup carrots, chopped
- 2/3 cup, celery, chopped
- 3 1/2 cups (or more) of water
- 2 cans of white beans, drained
- 1 large tomato, seeded, finely chopped
- 1 cup small pasta (such as Farfalline)
- 1/3 cup green onions (white and pale green parts only), chopped
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling
- Heat 3 Tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy large pot over medium heat. Add onions, carrot, and celery. Saute until all vegetables are soft, about 12 minutes.
- Add 3 1/2 cups water, beans, and tomato and bring to simmer.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 25 minutes to blend flavors, stirring occasionally.
- Mix in pasta, bring to boil.
- Cook until pasta is just tender but still firm to bite, adding more water to soup by 1/2 cupfuls if very thick, about 10 minutes. Season soup with salt and pepper.
- Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with chopped green onions, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, and serve.
Question: What is your favorite meal that one of your family members makes?