This Pasta Fagioli recipe is one of my winter favorites. It’s easy to make and delicious with a nice piece of crusty bread.
If you’re looking for a few more winter comfort-food recipes to round out your weekly meal plan, try one of these:
Mediterranean Penne Pasta Slow Cooker Pasta
Copy Cat Olive Garden Spaghetti Sauce
Slow Cooker Moroccan Short Ribs
Easy Pasta Fagioli Recipe
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 ribs celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
3 – 4 medium-sized garlic cloves, finely minced
4 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade, divided
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil (1 tablespoon fresh)
3 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
3 medium tomatoes, finely chopped seeds and pulp removed
2 medium tomatoes, seeds and pulp removed, pureed
¾ cups uncooked Ditalini or elbow pasta
1 can cannellini beans with liquid
Salt and pepper, to taste
Fresh Pesto – recipe included
In a heavy bottomed pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add celery and onions and sauté until tender, but not mushy. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds to one minute. Do not brown.
Add 2½ cups of chicken broth to pot. Season with oregano, basil, rosemary and crushed red pepper flakes, if desired. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add chopped and pureed tomatoes to pot. Simmer on low for 20 – 25 minutes. Add uncooked pasta and cook until tender. Approximately 10 minutes.
Add beans and reserved liquids to pot and heat through. Ladle into bowls and tops with a dollop of fresh pesto, if desired.
Serve with freshly grated or shaved Parmesan cheese and crusty Italian.
Pasta fagioli is my mom’s favorite soup to order when we dine at Italian restaurants. I like it too, but I’m more likely to order minestrone. I’ll send this recipe over to my mom though so she can enjoy her favorite soup at home!
Yum! This looks so good! I like that it’s ingredients that I usually keep around the house too!
This looks good! Also, healthy and hearty!
This looks and sounds really yummy! love this recipe. Amazing!
Cannot wait to try this recipe. Great for a blustery day like today. Thanks Erin for sharing the link