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Slow Cooker Pasta E Fagioli

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“This delicious slow cooker soup comes from Canadian Living. I've made it a couple of times and it tastes better each time I make it.”
READY IN:
4hrs 40mins
SERVES:
6-8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In skillet, fry bacon over medium-high heat until crisp; transfer to slow cooker.
  2. Drain fat from skillet.
  3. Fry onions, garlic, celery, carrots, basil, oregano, salt and pepper over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Scrape into slow cooker.
  5. Mash 1 cup of the beans; add to slow cooker along with remaining beans.
  6. Add stock, tomatoes and bay leaf; cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  7. In pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender but firm, about 8 minutes.
  8. Drain and add to slow cooker.
  9. Add parsley and tomato paste; cover and cook on high for 10 minutes or until hot.
  10. Discard bay leaf.
  11. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.

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