How To Make Pasta Fazool (Pasta e Fagioli)
Pasta fazool is a traditional Italian soup that means ‘pasta and beans.’ This hearty dish is put together with sausage, macaroni, chicken broth, and more.
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown sausage for about 5 minutes while breaking it into small pieces.
Reduce the heat to medium. Add the diced celery and chopped onion.
Cook for 4 to 5 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the dry pasta.
Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
Stir in the tomato paste for 2 to 3 minutes until evenly distributed.
Add 3 cups of broth. Raise the heat to high and bring to a simmer. Add the salt, black pepper, pepper flakes, and oregano.
When the soup comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
Check the soup’s consistency and add more broth, if needed.
Place the chopped chard in a bowl. Cover with cold water and rinse the leaves.
Any grit will fall to the bottom of the bowl. Transfer the chard to a colander to drain briefly.
Add to the soup. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes until the leaves wilt.
Stir in the white beans. Continue cooking and stirring for another 4 or 5 minutes until the pasta is perfectly cooked.
Remove from heat and stir in the grated cheese.
Serve topped with grated cheese, if desired.
This recipe makes enough for 2 large portions or 4 smaller ones.
- Calories: 1765.57kcal
- Fat: 72.00g
- Saturated Fat: 25.00g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 33.11g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.58g
- Carbohydrates: 185.70g
- Fiber: 37.45g
- Sugar: 17.64g
- Protein: 97.95g
- Cholesterol: 152.71mg
- Sodium: 2444.16mg
- Calcium: 849.35mg
- Potassium: 5407.87mg
- Iron: 28.05mg
- Vitamin A: 238.95µg
- Vitamin C: 30.51mg
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