This is a good example of how easily you can create a great tasting stew without much fuss. What you do need, though, is time; so plan to make this on an evening when you have about an hour and a half before dinner to give the stew time to gently cook. The dish abounds in vegetables and pasta and will satisfy the hungriest of souls.
Those short on time but still in need of stew should take a look at the pressure-cooker recipes at the end of this chapter.
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