Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In large saucepot, cook pasta in boiling salted water as label directs. Drain well, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Return pasta to saucepot; set reserved cooking water aside.
  • Meanwhile, in 4-quart saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until browned, stirring occasionally. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.
  • Pour off all but 1 teaspoon bacon fat from saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add onion and 2 teaspoons olive oil, and cook 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 teaspoon minced garlic, and cook 1 minute, stirring. Stir in beans, tomatoes with their juice, chicken broth, pepper, and cooked bacon, breaking up tomatoes with side of spoon; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • To pasta in saucepot, add bean mixture, 1/4 cup Romano cheese, and reserved pasta cooking water; toss well. Transfer mixture to 3-quart casserole.
  • In small bowl, toss bread crumbs with parsley, remaining olive oil, remaining minced garlic, and remaining 2 tablespoons Romano cheese until evenly coated. Sprinkle crumb mixture over pasta. Bake pasta 15 minutes, uncovered, until hot and bubbly and top is golden.

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    " It was excellent "
    modelsmom ate it and said...
    This was delicious - even the fussy eater loved it! It's so hearty and warming - perfect for a cold, rainy night. This one is going into the rotation. I love comfort food - thanks for the post!
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    oh yeah this is wonderful!
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  • jenniferbyrdez 11 years ago
    Who'd thunk it? I love this soup, gotta try this. Thanks.
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  • organicmama 11 years ago
    Looks good!
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