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Pasta e Fagioli Traditional

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Pasta e Fagioli Traditional

1 hours 10 minutes total

  • Moderate
  • Traditional

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

6 Oz Barilla® Ditalini (or small short pasta)
7 Oz white beans (dry)
7 Oz Cannellini beans (dry)
7 Oz Cranberry beans (dry)
1 ½ tbs E.V.O.O.
1 Onion, medium
2 Medium carrots
2 Stalks celery
1 Sprig of thyme
TIP Salt and pepper, to taste
TIP Add 3 oz pancetta for a richer taste


Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions. *Such a line meets the VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, LACTOSE-FREE AND KOSHER needs


Step 1

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

  • beans

Step 2

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 3

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

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In conclusion, this bean soup pasta recipe is a delicious dish that is perfect for any occasion. This recipe for pasta e fagioli is easy to follow and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. With its combination of pasta, beans, and vegetables, it is a 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. Try it tonight!