Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pasta Fagioli Recipe - Excellent on a cold winter day.

Pasta Fagioli

Pasta Fagioli is one of those recipes that is so very easy to make, yet tastes so delicious.     For those of you that don’t know, this is a tomato based soup with white Italian kidney beans and pasta that is so wonderful, especially on a cold winter’s day.  It is funny when some folks say Pasta Fazool!  Hey Prince, got any more of that Pasta Fazool?   Well, Pasta Fagioli may be fun to say, but it tastes good any way you say it.

Pasta Fagioli
Doesn't this look good!   Pasta Fagioli - Yum!

Pasta Fagioli soup is so easy to make, I hope you give it a try.


  • 1 large can (29 oz)  of tomato sauce
  • 1 can of water (use tomato sauce can to measure water)
  • 1 large can (19 oz) of Cannellini beans, drained
  • ½ Yellow Onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 Tsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tsp dried basil
  • 1 Tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Ditalini Pasta
  • Parmesan cheese for sprinkling on top of the soup.

Directions for
Pasta Fagioli

  • In a large saucepan, sauté the diced onions in the olive oil until translucent.
  • Add garlic to the saucepan and continue to sauté for about 3 more minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Pour the tomato sauce and Cannellini beans into the sauce pan with the onion and garlic.  
  • Fill the empty sauce can with water and add it to the sauce pan.
  • Add the spices, salt and pepper to the soup and stir well.
  • Cover the sauce pot and allow the soup to simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • In another pot, cook the Ditalini pasta according to the directions on the box.
  • Drain the pasta.
  • In a serving bowl, place a serving of pasta.   Then, ladle some of the soup from the saucepan on top of the pasta.  

You may wish to sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top of the
Pasta Fagioli soup.

Enjoy this Italian
Pasta Fagioli soup with a piece of Italian bread on the side.    Pasta Fagioli is a favorite among many Italian folks around the world.   You too, will fall in love with this incredibly simple Italian recipe.

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