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Traditional Pasta e fagioli

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Traditional Pasta e fagioli

1 hours 10 minutes total

Pasta e fagioli, also known as pasta and beans, is a classic Italian dish that is hearty, comforting, and perfect for a cozy night in. This dish is made with simple ingredients such as pasta, beans, and herbs, and is easy to prepare. Whether you're looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a comforting meal to warm you up on a cold day, pasta e fagioli is the perfect choice. So, let's get started and learn how to make this delicious Italian dish!



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Serves 4

150 g Barilla® Ditalini (or small short pasta)
200 g White beans (dry)
200 g Cannellini beans (dry)
200 g Borlotti beans (dry)
200 g Borlotti beans (dry)
30 ml E.V.O.O
200 g Onion
100 g Carrots
100 g Celery
1 sprig Thyme
to taste Salt and pepper


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Add 100 g pancetta for a richer taste


Step 1

Here are the three easy steps of the traditional pasta and beans recipe Soaking time: 12 hours

Step 2

Soak all types of beans -if used dry- in cold water overnight

  • beans

Step 3

The next day, clean and chop the onion, carrot and celery. .Heat the oil in a saucepan, sauté the vegetables . For a richer taste, you can also add bacon / pancetta into the “soffritto”and then the drained beans and the thyme, washed and dried, with the leaves removed from the stem.

  • Onion
  • carrot
  • celery
  • oil
  • bacon/pancetta (optional)
  • thyme

Step 4

Cover with the cold water and cook. Ten minutes before the beans are cooked (approx. after 50 minutes), season with salt and pepper and add the ditalini. Let cook according to package directions.

  • salt
  • pepper
  • ditalini pasta

Passive cooking

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In conclusion, bean pasta is a delicious and hearty Italian dish that is perfect for any occasion. This recipe is easy to follow and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. With its combination of pasta, beans, and vegetables, it is a nutritious and filling meal that will satisfy your hunger and leave you feeling satisfied. Whether you are cooking for your family or hosting a dinner party, pasta e fagioli is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So why not give this recipe a try and enjoy the flavors of Italy in your own home?

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  • Pack size 500 g