• 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely shredded carrot
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 32-ounce box reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups dried ditalini pasta
  • 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 can black beans
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh green beans
  • 1 small can corn

Directions:

1. In a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook for 15 seconds. Add carrot, onion, corn, beans and celery; cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add chicken broth and the water; bring to boiling. Add uncooked pasta; cook for 7 to 8 minutes or until pasta is tender.

2. To serve, top individual servings with Parmesan cheese and parsley. Makes 12 (3/4-cup) appetizer servings.

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