3 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
½ cup each chopped celery, carrot and green pepper
1 garlic clove
5 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
1 can 28 oz diced tomatoes, drained
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Salt/pepper to taste
1 bay leaf
1 can 19oz mixed beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups chopped spinach
1 cup small cooked pasta, your choice
Parsley/grated parmesan cheese to taste
- Heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrot, green pepper and garlic. Cook, 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally until vegetables are soft. Do not let them brown.
- Stir in stock, tomatoes, salt/pepper, Italian seasoning, bay leaf. Bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer 10 to 15 minutes.
- Stir in beans, spinach and simmer a further 5 minutes.
- Add cooked pasta just to heat through.
- Sprinkle with parmesan.
- Serve and enjoy.