Hearty and meaty in substance, this soup combines the traditional flavors of smoked pork with beans and other vegetables. Somewhat similar to a common pork and beans casserole, Bean and Bacon Soup provides a simple way to enjoy the casserole flavors in the form of a soup. There are many different variations to this soup that range from simple commerical varieties to homemade soups with many ingredients added. Some of the typical ingredients in this soup include kidney or navy beans and pieces of smoked bacon (or smoke flavoring added) cooked in a ham stock. Homemade recipes for Bean and Bacon Soup may also include bits of tomatoes, onions, celery, and potatoes combined with various seasonings.
Carving a pumpkin for Halloween and making pumpkin pie for a Thanksgiving feast are what many of us consider to be the two most popular uses for pumpkin, but they certainly aren't the only ways to use this versatile vegetable.
Soup pasta consists of pasta shapes that range in size from small to very tiny. The larger of the soup pastas are used in thicker based soups and the tiny and smaller pasta shapes are used in light or broth based soups.