Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Excellent soup. I am one of those strange people who likes soup year-round, even when it's in the 90's. This was great in the microwave and I didn't have to heat up the kitchen.
I've made this soup a number of times, although I prefer to use a dutch oven and not the microwave. I double the recipe and then add another cup of beef broth and a 12-oz. can of V-8 juice, as I like more broth than it has as written. I also prefer small pasta shells. When I can't get cannellini beans, I substitute Great Northern beans. I use olive oil and often add several cloves minced garlic. This will make about 12 one-cup servings. Lovely, fresh Italian taste!