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Pasta e Faglioli

3 servings
Prep info
10 min prep + 15 min cook + 40 min simmer + 10 min cook
Prep time
Not set
Cook time
1 hour, 15 minutes
Time required
1 hour, 15 minutes
Oven preheat


  • 2 slices thick cut bacon, diced or cut using kitchen shears
  • 1/4 c chopped onion
  • 1 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 oz canned crushed tomatoes (including juice)
  • 1 c canned cannellini beans (drained)
  • 1.5 c chicken broth (double-strength)
  • 3/4 c water
  • 35 g tomato paste
  • 1/2 T dried mixed herbs
  • 1/2 t dried parsley
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t ground black pepper
  • 1/2 t oregano
  • 60 g pasta (uncooked)
  • water (as needed)


Heat a large saucepan on the stove over medium heat and start sauteing the bacon. Once it's begun to crisp a little add the onion and saute until tender. Add in the garlic and saute 2 more minutes then add the diced tomatoes, beans, broth, water, tomato sauce, and seasonings. 

Allow to simmer for 30-40 minutes. Bring to a boil then add in pasta (any kind will work).  Add water sparingly as needed to bring soup to desired consistency.  Cook until pasta is tender; serve!



SJ Note 25 Sept 2009: This was excellent!  We made it with fusili (corkscrew) pasta this time, worked out well.  Didn't have a full cup of cannellini beans, so I used half those and half pinto, and that worked out well.  Very delicious - make again!