Thursday's Dish: Pasta Fagioli Soup

It’s been a long time since I posted a recipe. Why, you ask? Because my kids haven’t been eating what I make. That’s right, wasted attempts at trying to feed my monkeys something beyond pizza, chicken nuggets and meatballs. We’ve made a few attempts the last few days (or weeks) at trying to get everyone back on track with real food. Today we had a winner with my kids. Surprise, it was soup!

Pasta Fagioli Soup (From Cooking Light’s Weeknight Cookbook)

12 ounces of sausage (I used chicken, but wished I’d gone for mild Italian)
3 cups chicken broth
½ cup uncooked small pasta (I used the wagon wheel ones and convinced my kids it was training wheels.)
2 cups of coarsely chopped zucchini
1 can stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 can of white kidney beans
½ cup Asiago and/or Parmesan cheese

Heat a large saucepan over high heat. Add sausage and brown. Add the broth and pasta. Bring to a boil Simmer for a bit. Add zucchini and tomatoes. Simmer a few more minutes. Add the basil, oregano and beans. Cook for another few minutes. Serve with cheese.

(Alex ate the sausage and pasta and Anna actually tried most of it.)

1 comment:

purplemommy said...

I think I'll try this one next week. Minus the cheese of course:) I had real success with a chicken noodle soup Halloween night. I even snuck in some vegetables my kids wouldn't normally touch like zuchinne and kale. Max ate 2 bowls! It is unheard of for him to eat two of anything, including cookies.