I certainly enjoyed gaining a extra hour today! I spent my hour doing something I love but rarely find the time to do, reading food magazines! Last Wednesday, I purchased several beautiful magazines and today was my first chance to enjoy them. It was a pleasure! I have a new favorite, donna hay magazine. (For those who don’t know, she is the Martha Stewart of Australia.) The photography is brilliant! While reading I discovered a recipe for Parmesan wafers that fits perfectly with the pasta fagioli recipe I am posting. So my version of that is included too!
How did you spend your extra hour today?
Pasta Fagioli with Parmesan Wafers
for the soup
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 cup butternut squash, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1 spring of fresh rosemary
- 6-7 cups beef stock
- 1 cup small dry pasta
- 1 can red kidney beans
- 1 can white kidney beans
- 1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley
for the Parmesan wafers
- 4 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- Sauté ground beef in pot sprayed with no-stick cooking spray. Add onions, carrots, celery, and butternut squash. Drain any fat. Stir in salt and pepper. Simmer about 7 minutes. Add tomatoes, oregano, thyme, and rosemary. Stir to combine. Add broth and bring to a low boil. Add pasta and simmer until al dente, according to packing directions. When pasta is 2 minutes from being done add beans and parsley. Serve soup hot with Parmesan wafers.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Arrange 4 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese in circles on parchment paper. Bake 7-10 minutes, or until crisp and golden. Watch closely. Allow to cool completely and remove carefully with spatula.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 661kcal Calories from fat 160|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 18g||28%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||35%|
|Dietary Fiber 14g||56%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|