Minestrone alla contadina

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 ounces Pasta, Uncooked Macaroni
3 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 medium Onion, Chopped
2 \N Cloves Garlic, Chopped
2 \N Leeks, Chopped
2 \N Stalks Celery, Chopped
4 slices Bacon, Chopped
2 larges Potatoes, Diced
½ \N Head Cabbage, Chopped
1 cup Spinach, Chopped
3 tablespoons Tomato Paste
1 quart Chicken Stock
19 ounces Romano Beans, Rinsed
\N \N Parmesan Cheese, Grated

Cook the pasta and drain, reserving 1 cup of the water.

In a large pot, heat the oil and add the next 10 ingredients. Cook until the vegetables are slightly tender. Add the reserved pasta water, chicken stock, Romano beans, pasta and simmer for 30-40 minutes.

Adjust the seasonings and serve topped with grated cheese.

NOTES : From La Cucina di Pasquale ISBN 0-919157-00-9 bd. ISBN o-919157-01-7 pa. Horizon Publishing Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Recipe by: Pasquale Carpino Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #570 by Peg Baldassari <75402.3465@...> on 97

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