Peasant Pasta Stew

It’s been chilly here in Cali lately. Soup kind of weather if you will. When I first learned to cook while I was in college, my aunt got me a subscription to Taste of Home magazine. It was there that I got my first inspirations to cook. One of the first things I made was this Peasant Pasta Stew.


One of my favorite things about soup, and why it appealed to me as a beginner is that you pretty much throw some veggies & broth into a pot…


Brown some meat, add it to the mixture and let it simmer…

Then about a half hour later you have some piping hot in this case, tomatoey goodness that is sure to warm you up. There’s a whole lot of flavors in this stew. Every thing from sweet tomatoes to hearty beans and starchy pasta. It’s very filling so a little goes a long way.


What’s even better about soup is it gets tastier as it gets older. So grab a cup for now & save some for tomorrow!

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Peasant Pasta Stew
A hearty stew that goes a long way without burning a hole in your wallet.
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 46 oz V8 juice
  • 14.5 oz can Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 6oz cans canned tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 lb ground pork
  • 3/4 cup kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 3/4 cup great northern beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 cup medium shell pasta, cooked & drained
  • garnish shredded Parmesan cheese
In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, combine the broth, celery, carrots and onion. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.Stir in the V8 juice, tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, pepper and garlic powder. Cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes.Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook pork over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add meat and beans to soup; cover and simmer 30-45 minutes longer or until heated through. tir in pasta just before serving. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 servings

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4 thoughts on “Peasant Pasta Stew

    • Thanks for stopping by. I agree. This past week has definitely been soup weather!