My friend Kathy gave me this recipe, and it's great. So filling, easy to make and great in a thermos for lunch or school during the winter months. Use a small soup pasta for best results.
This was amazing! Even my picky eaters ate it up and were asking for seconds. The one change we made was to double the beans, since after adding them it still looked like a vegetable and bacon soup, rather than a bean and bacon one. In the end it was superb. Oh, I did add some garlic powder (cause I always add some of that to my dishes) and a touch of salt, since the chicken stock I had on hand was low sodium, and upon tasting I felt it needed a little. Those two things are just basic stuff a good cook does! I will DEFINITELY make this recipe again. - 30 May 2013 (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)