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Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta and Beans)

Pasta e fagioli, or "pasta and beans", is a traditional Italian hearty soup.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta e fagioli pasta and beans
Servings: 4
Author: KitchenNostalgia
  • 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
  • salt
  1. In a clay pot sauté onion, carrot, celery, parsley, butter and 2 Tbs oil.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Add pasta, cook, stirring constantly, until the pasta is tender.
  5. Serve with parmesan cheese.