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Pasta e Fagioli
Pasta e Fagioli
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
This cozy, comforting Italian dish is part soup, part stew, and totally delicious!
Course: Soup/Stew
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta e Fagioli
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 370 kcal
  • 4 strips bacon (preferably thick cut or pancetta)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 26 oz canned, chopped tomatoes (I use Pomi)
  • 1 quart chicken stock (+ 2 cups )
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 - 15 oz cans cannellini beans (white beans)
  • 1 3/4 cups ditalini pasta
  • *grated parmesan and minced parsley for serving
  1. Roughly chop the bacon and cook over med/high heat in a dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot until browned. Remove the bacon to a plate, but leave the drippings in the pan.
  2. Add the onion, carrots, and celery to the pot and cook until softened, about 8 mins.
  3. Add the garlic and continue to cook, another 3-4 mins. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
  4. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for about 2 mins. Add the red wine and cook until wine is almost completely absorbed.
  5. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, chicken stock. herbs, parmesan, sugar, red pepper flakes, beans and cooked bacon. Season again with salt and pepper.
  6. Bring to a rolling boil and stir in the ditalini. Reduce to a simmer and cook until pasta is fully cooked, about 8 mins, stirring frequently. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  7. The flavor will deepen as it sits, so if I have time, I cover the pot and set it to barely simmering until ready to serve. It will thicken as it sits and don't forget to stir!
  8. Top with grated cheese and fresh herbs.
Nutrition Facts
Pasta e Fagioli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 723mg31%
Potassium 566mg16%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 2900IU58%
Vitamin C 14.6mg18%
Calcium 174mg17%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.