Pasta e Fagioli (aka. Pasta & Beans)

Nonna’s quick and hearty meal for when she didn’t have meat in the fridge. This Pasta e Fagioli recipe is literally translated to pasta and beans – YUM.

Pasta è Fagioli - This recipe is literally translated to pasta and beans and is also sometimes called Pasta Fazool. It’s super easy to make, only taking less than 30 minutes and only 5 ingredients!

Pasta e Fagioli or Pasta Fazool is a Italian comfort food staple. Each family typically has their own way of making it; some make more of a soup, others more of a pasta sauce. Just search Pasta e Fagioli or Pasta Fazool and you’ll get a boat load of different recipes – but all in all, Pasta e Fagioli is basically any recipe that puts pasta and beans at the forefront.

Pasta e Fagioli - This recipe is literally translated to pasta and beans and is also sometimes called Pasta Fazool. It’s super easy to make, only taking less than 30 minutes and only 5 ingredients!


 

I found one with escarole from Bon Appétit, and oh my I will try that one next (my obsession with escarole still being at a high after the Escarole & Cannellini Bean Soup post). Differences in the two recipes?! This Pasta e Fagioli recipe only takes 5 ingredients and can be served in less than 30 minutes! Plus it’s how my Nonna would make it or at least one of her versions – therefore it’s ultra comfort food, because Nonna made it! Also, I find it especially good because although it is so quick, I usually use homemade canned tomatoes that my family and I work so hard at canning in september and I find it makes this recipe extra special.

Pasta e Fagioli - This recipe is literally translated to pasta and beans and is also sometimes called Pasta Fazool. It’s super easy to make, only taking less than 30 minutes and only 5 ingredients!

Don’t fret though! You definitely don’t need to have homemade canned tomatoes to make this dish. I suggest San Marzano canned tomatoes due to their yummy flavour, but any will do! I typically can my tomatoes with with a sprig of parsley and another of basil, so feel free to season your tomatoes with some of your favourite herbs or buy the canned tomatoes packaged with Italian spices!

Pasta e Fagioli - This recipe is literally translated to pasta and beans and is also sometimes called Pasta Fazool. It’s super easy to make, only taking less than 30 minutes and only 5 ingredients!


 

Anywhos! Personal life update: finished all my master’s classes (hopefully, pending getting my marks back) and I’m getting ready to attend two conferences this month! Lab life is gonna spice up a bit since I can fully focus on research – YAY!

Hope you like this recipe!

Enjoy!

 

Pasta e Fagioli (aka. Pasta & Beans)
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28oz) san marzano tomatoes, diced
  • 1 can (19oz) romano beans, drained and rinsed
  • 450g (1 pkg) tubetti rigati
Directions
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil over medium-high heat and sauté the onions till softened, about 3 - 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add tomatoes and reduce heat to a simmer for 10 - 15 minutes.
  5. Add beans and heat through.
  6. Mix tomatoes-bean mixture with drained pasta. Serve with grated parmesan cheese.

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