Pasta Fagioli

Pasta Fagioli 

"A traditional Italian soup. Serve with a crisp salad and a hot loaf of garlic bread and you have a meal! Serve with grated Parmesan cheese on top."

 Original recipe makes 4 servings 

  1.  1 tablespoon olive oil 
  2.  2 stalks celery, chopped 
  3.  1 onion, chopped
  4.  3 cloves garlic, minced 
  5.  2 teaspoons dried parsley
  6.  1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 
  7.  1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 
  8.  salt to taste 
  9.  1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth 
  10.  2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  11.  1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce 
  12.  1/2 cup uncooked spinach pasta 
  13.  1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, with liquid 


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook celery, onion, garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and salt in the hot oil until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes and tomato sauce, and simmer on low for 15 to 20 minutes. 
  2. Add pasta and cook 10 minutes, until pasta is tender.
  3. Add undrained beans and mix well. Heat through. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.