I'd rate this a 3.5 I think. It's a good, hearty, filling soup. But I don't know why it says to cook everything so long. I only simmered the beans, pots, etc, for about 30 minutes and the potatoes were getting mushy and once I put the pasta in I only cooked it for another 15 minutes until the pasta was done. I used more of nearly all the ingredients (onion, celery, carrot, garlic, cabbage, tom paste, pots), and enjoyed the taste well enough. Like some other reviewers I tossed a couple bay leaves in and I added more mixed italian seasoning. I also used a whole wheat rotini instead of elbow mac and did not add any salt but I added a lil fresh ground pepper and used olive oil instead of butter. If I make this again I will probably use the italian tomatoes. Not sure yet if I will make this again. If you make it, I would suggest not cooking it as long as the recipe indicates.
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I'd rate this a 3.5 I think. It's a good, hearty, filling soup. But I don't know why it says...