Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté carrot, celery and onion until soft. Add garlic and sauté briefly. Stir in passata, chicken stock, pepper, parsley, basil and macaroni; simmer for 20 minutes.
Add beans to the sauce mixture and simmer for a few minutes.
Used different ingredients.
Change the name of this recipie to Easy and Delicious! Everyone loved this. I added garlic powder and a pinch of pepper flakes in addition to the ingredients listed. Can't wait to make this again. - 29 Sep 2008
Made it more kid friendly.
Very good and similar to the recipe I have been using. My kids don't like to see a lot of beans in this dish. So, I reserved 1/2 cup beans and 1/4 cup chicken stock and pulsed in food processor to make the dish creamier. It also turns out lighter in colour. - 29 Sep 2008
Altered ingredient amounts.
Quite good, especially on a cool night. I too reversed the quantities of tomato sauce and chicken stock, and I'm glad I did. - 29 Sep 2008