This is a perfect meal that can cook all day on Halloween. Then serve after coming in from a cold night of trick or treating. Serve with warm bread or garlic bread.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup minced white onion (about 1 small onion)
½ cup chopped zucchini
½ cup fresh green beans
¼ cup minced celery (about ½ stalk)
4 teaspoons minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
8 cups vegetable broth
2 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained
2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained
2 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
½ cup thin slided carrot,
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1½ teaspoons dried oregano
1½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
4 cups fresh baby spinach
½ cup small shell pasta
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Heat three tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot.
Saute onion, celery, garlic, green beans, and zucchini in the oil for 5 minutes or until onions begin to turn translucent.
Add vegetable broth to pot, plus drained tomatoes, beans, carrot, hot water, and spices.
Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
Add spinach leaves and pasta and cook for an additional 20 minutes or until desired consistency.
Makes about eight 1½ cup