Hearty Italian Soup

2 ½ to 3 quarts water
2 cups diced potatoes
2 cups snapped green beans
2 15oz. Cans kidney beans
1 cup olives with pimiento
2 cups diced carrots
1 cup sliced onions
1 6oz. Can tomato paste
1 Tbsp. Basil
1 tsp. Salt
½ cup macaroni
2 Tbsp. Olive oil (opt)

Bring water to a boil and add potatoes, green beans, carrots, onions, tomato paste, and seasonings. Simmer until carrots are firm but done. Add kidney beans, olives and pasta, simmer pasta is done.

By: Carl Brugger