Pasta e Fagioli, or “pasta and beans”, is a traditional Italian hearty soup. It is full of delicious flavors like beans, tomato and Parmesan cheese.
Everyone in the family will love classic Pasta e Fagioli beans soup because it is easy to prepare. It can be cooked in advance and eaten throughout the week as well as for Sunday family gathering.
Pasta e fagioli, or "pasta and beans", is a traditional Italian hearty soup.
- 300 g cannelini beans soaked overnight and drained, 10 oz
- 200 g (7 oz) small pasta
- 200 g (7 oz) tomatoes diced
- 30 g (1 oz) butter
- grated parmesan cheese
- 1 carrot, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 celery root, diced
- chopped parsley
- olive oil
In a clay pot sauté onion, carrot, celery, parsley, butter and 2 Tbs oil.
Add tomatoes, drained beans, salt and enough water to cover vegetables and bring to boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, until the beans are tender.
Transfer about 2 cups beans and their liquid to a food processor and process to a thick puree. Stir the puree back into the beans.
Add pasta, cook, stirring constantly, until the pasta is tender.
Serve with parmesan cheese.