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Monday, January 7, 2013

Pasta Fagioli

Happy Monday everyone! I hope your New Year is starting off right! I am hoping mine will after revamping our menu and striving to eat a little healthier! Enough with the sweets and junk! Am I right?! 

Today's recipe is from my friend Jessica. She's an amazing and healthy woman and loves to make good food. I am thankful she shared this recipe with me! And now I am sharing it with you.
{Hope you don't mind Jess! :) }

Here it is, enjoy!

 Pasta Fagioli 

1 T. Olive Oil
1/2 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 15oz. can cannellini beans
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 15 oz. can kidney beans, drained
15 oz. can tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
1 large bay leaf
1 T. basil
1 T. parsley
1 tsp. oregano
2 14 oz. cans of chicken broth
2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups dry Ditalini pasta or other small pasta
 Parmigiano or Romano Cheese, grated

In deep pot, saute onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat.

Blend the cannellini beans with one can of water in electric blender until almost smooth.

Add blended beans to pot then add the celery, carrots, kidney beans, tomato sauce, bay leaf, basil, parsley, oregano, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Add 1 cup of water and bring to slow boil. Let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pasta and cook uncovered until pasta is al dente.

Ladle soup into bowls and top with grated cheese.
Enjoy with some delicious garlic bread or rolls.

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  1. Tried this for dinner last night and it was yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Jessica,
      I am so glad you did! I thought it wouldn't be as good because it didn't have meat in it, but it's sooo good! Thanks for trying it!