• 1233977345minutes
  • 444calories

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  1. 8 ounce(s) dried great northern beans (1 1/3 cups) , soaked and drained 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil 3 carrots , peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices 2 stalk(s) celery , cut into 1/4-inch thick slices 1 large (12 ounces) onion , finely chopped 2 ounce(s) sliced pancetta or bacon , finely chopped 1 pound(s) all-purpose potatoes , peeled and chopped 2 medium (8 ounces each) zucchini , each cut lengthwise into quarters, then crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces 1/2 medium (1 pound) head savoy cabbage , sliced to equal 4 cups 1 large garlic clove , crushed with garlic press 1 can(s) (14 1/2 ounce) diced tomatoes 2 can(s) (14 1/2 ounces each) chicken broth 1 cup(s) water 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt Pesto 1/2 cup(s) store-bought pesto may be sustituted for pesto recipe 666 cup(s) packed fresh basil 1/4 cup(s) freshly grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup(s) olive oil 1 tablespoon(s) water 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt

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  1. In 4-quart saucepan, combine beans and enough water to cover by 2 inches; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender, 40 minutes to 1 hour. Drain beans. Meanwhile, in nonreactive 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery, onion, and pancetta or bacon; cook, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Add potatoes, zucchini, cabbage, and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until cabbage has wilted. Add tomatoes with their juice, broth, and water; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare pesto. In blender or in food processor with knife blade attached, puree 1⁄2 cup beans with 1 cup soup mixture until smooth. Stir puree, remaining beans, and salt into soup; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Garnish with dollops of pesto. Makes about 13 cups or 6 main-dish servings. Using a blender, mix pesto ingredients together until smooth. Nutritional information is based on one serving, with pesto.


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