Pasta Fagioli (Pasta and Beans) Recipe
A great tasting, thick, hearty Italian pasta and bean soup that is rich in fiber and nutritious.</p>
Amount Per Serving
1 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium celery stalk, chopped
1 medium carrot, finely chopped
1 15 oz can cannellini beans
15 oz can tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
1 large bay leaf
1 tbsp basil
1 tbsp parsley
1 tsp oregano
2 (14 oz each) cans fat free chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarians)
2 cups water
kosher salt and pepper to taste
6 oz dry Ditalini pasta or other small pasta (gf pasta for gluten-free)
grated parmesan cheese for topping (optional
In a deep pot, saute onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat.
Blend the can of beans with one can water in electric blender until almost smooth.
Add blended beans to pan then add the can of tomato sauce, celery, carrots, chicken broth, basil, bay leaf, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper.
Add 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Simmer covered for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
Add pasta and cook uncovered until pasta is al dente, according to pasta directions.
Ladle soup into bowls and top with grated cheese (extra).