Title: Pasta e Fagioli

Category: Soup

Cuisine: Italian



Place bacon in medium saucepan; cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until bacon is crisp.

Remove bacon, leaving drippings in pan.

Add vegetables to pan; cook and stir 2 minutes or until tender.

Add pasta sauce, water, kidney beans and dry macaroni.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until macaroni is tender.

Crumble reserved bacon into soup; stir to combine.

Top each serving with cheese.