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Pasta and Beans Soup

Pasta Fagioli

Pasta e fagioli or pasta fagioli, meaning "pasta and beans", is a traditional style vegetarian (meatless) Italian soup. Healthy and delicious, this soup is packed with goodness of vegetables and hearty tasty beans. Serve with a crisp salad and a hot italian garlic bread and you have a meal!

You are going to love this one! This soup is so full of flavor and you can have it on the table in about 40 minutes.

If your kids do not like beans, you can puree the beans like I did in this recipe. Or if you like keep beans whole.

Enjoy!

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Pasta Fagioli

Pasta Fagioli
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty Easy Yields 4 - 1 Cup Servings Serves 4 Notes No. of servings depends on serving size.

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    1. Chop all veggies and rinse canned beans to remove extra sodium from canned beans.
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    2. Heat oil in a heavy bottom deep pan and saute onions till translucent.
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    3. Add celery and carrots and continue cooking till carrots are soft.
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    4. Add bay leaf and italian seasoning and cook for 2-3 minutes.
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    5. Add tomatoes and continue cooking for 5 more minutes. In meantime, puree the rinsed canned beans (optional)
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    6. Add pureed beans, 2 cup water and pasta. Add salt and black pepper and cook till pasta is al dente.
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    7. Top with Parmesan Cheese and serve hot with Italian Bread of your choice.
Savita's Notes:
Freeze the leftover pasta fagioli and re-heat to enjoy this hearty dish whenever needed.

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  1. I made this soup last weekend. Came out so well, my husband has asked for it twice this week. thanks for sharing this recipe.
  2. I do not take it as criticism @Cinizia. I am glad you spent time on my website. I also love to explore different cuisines and try to improve my cooking knowledge as I go on with my passion to learn and develop healthy and penne worth meals for my family and friends. I look forward to try some of your recipes. Thanks, ChefdeHome.
  3. It was not a criticism, but as I read: Pasta and beans written in Italian, not "bean soup", I thought you were talking about the original. Everyone has their own taste :) I do not like when people are writing in the blog: "Italian style", when there is nothing about Italy in it. The best healthy diet, as everyone knows, is the Mediterranean, based on natural ingredients and healthy. But anyway, I like to read of cuisines from other countries, and your blog make me curious. I will try to do some recipes. Bye for now. Cinzia ^^
  4. Thanks for providing this information Cinzia. Certainly all recipes here in my website have my personal healthy touch. My touch makes this soup a one pot healthy meal which my readers can enjoy for one pot dinner or lunch. Also in description, I am introducing Pasta e fagioli to my readers, I am not telling them that I am making the original only pasta e fagioli from Italy.
  5. Also @Cinzia, I invite you to create an account with ChefDeHome and share your traditional recipes with me and my readers. I would love to try your version of Pasta e Fagioli. Thanks for visiting ChefDeHome website.
  6. This is not the original Pasta e fagioli.In Italy we do not use bay leaf,celery, carrots or others seasoning or vegetables.Garlic is ok,but not onion. This is just your style pasta e fagioli (always written with the conjunction "and").
  7. Pasta Fagioli is my all time favorite. thanks for this excellent recipe.
  8. This is fantastic. Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe! :)
  9. LOVE this recipe. The flavors balance perfectly. This is a keeper
  10. like this pasta recipe. Will add it to my list of veggir soups.
  11. low calorie pasta fagioli is my all time favorite supper. cant wait to try this recipe.
  12. Nine pictures ChefDeHome. Pasta Soup looks so delicious.
  13. My family loves to enjoy it on a cozy winter day.
  14. I liked this version of Pasta Fagioli. So simple yet looks delicious. Step by step photos really make it look so easy to prepare. thanks for sharing this pasta and beans soup recipe.