Hurricane Soup

One of my favorite soups passed on from my sister Jen is her Blizzard Soup.  It’s the perfect soup when there is a blizzard headed her way. I’m all the way south in Florida and dream of a blizzard somedays, but usually all we get are hurricanes. Most of the time we all frantically rush to the store to stock up on all the pantry items that we can get our hands on. If we are lucky we have no need to dig into that stash and have a full pantry once the scare of a hurricane passes. This soup came about after our last scare. I refused to go to the store again and came up with this pasta e fagioli “Hurricane Soup”. Now this is on rotation weekly because it is cheap and easy!  Two of my favorite kind of dinners. I usually serve this with a loaf of crusty bread or garlic bread.  

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Hurricane Soup

Ingredients

  • one onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can of low sodium white Northern beans and 1 can of low sodium red kidney beans(drained), or any similar beans you have in your pantry
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) of diced tomatoes
  • a small can (8 oz.) of tomato sauce
  • 8 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • a half a bag of baby spinach
  • two cups of pasta(I prefer a smaller pasta like ditalini, but again you can use anything you have in your pantry)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated cheese

Directions

  1. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Saute the onion until tender.
  3. Add the garlic and saute for a minute. 
  4. Add all the rest of the ingredients except the pasta and grated cheese.
  5. Simmer for about 15 minutes.
  6. Add the pasta and cook per directions on the box.
  7. Serve in individual soup bowls and top with grated cheese.

Enjoy!

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