Pasta e Fagioli

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Pasta Fagioli Recipe

Category, CuisineDiets, , , Yield6 Servings

Italy is the home of this legendary, thick pasta and bean soup. Serve with Italian bread and salad for an easy, satisfying soup-supper.

Ingredients

 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
 4 cups water
 ½ cup olive oil
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 2 tablespoons crumbled dry basil
 ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
 Salt to taste
 5 cups cooked Great Northern beans (3 15-ounce cans), drained
 8 ounces uncooked pasta shells or small mostaccioli (similar to penne pasta)*
* For a gluten-free version, select your pasta accordingly.

Instructions

1

Combine all ingredients except beans and pasta in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes.

2

Add beans and simmer an additional 30 minutes.

3

Just before serving, prepare pasta according to package instructions. Drain and add to pot. Serve hot in bowls.

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Ingredients

 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
 4 cups water
 ½ cup olive oil
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 2 tablespoons crumbled dry basil
 ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
 Salt to taste
 5 cups cooked Great Northern beans (3 15-ounce cans), drained
 8 ounces uncooked pasta shells or small mostaccioli (similar to penne pasta)*
* For a gluten-free version, select your pasta accordingly.

Directions

1

Combine all ingredients except beans and pasta in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes.

2

Add beans and simmer an additional 30 minutes.

3

Just before serving, prepare pasta according to package instructions. Drain and add to pot. Serve hot in bowls.

Pasta e Fagioli