Pasta e Fagiole
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A budget-friendly meal that "sticks to your ribs," this soup is great for warming you up or soothing a cold during wintertime.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6 servings
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 12 cups water or broth, or combination of both
  • 15 oz can red beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ lb ditalini or elbow noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, and crusty bread for serving
  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a large heavy-bottomed pot; sauté onion, garlic and spices until just tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add tomato paste and stir well. Reduce heat to low and cook 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the water/broth and beans to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in pasta just before serving. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve with crusty bread for dunking.
Recipe by Eating Made Easy at