Pasta Fagioli


Pasta Fagioli or Pasta e Fagioli is a classic Italian dish containing pasta and beans, this soup recipe goes well with a side of crusty bread. Substitute elbow macaroni if you are unable to find ditali pasta.

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Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)

  • 3 ounce pancetta or bacon, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¾ cup dry red wine

  • 2 15-19 ounce can cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained

  • 2 14.5 ounce cans chicken broth

  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 ½ cup dried ditali pasta

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh basil

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano

  • Shaved Parmesan cheese (optional)

  • Fresh oregano leaves (optional)


  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook onion, pancetta, and garlic in hot oil over medium heat about 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add wine, stirring to scrape up any crusty brown bits.

  2. Stir in beans, broth, tomatoes, salt, and crushed red pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Stir cooked pasta, basil, and snipped oregano into bean mixture. If desired, garnish each serving with cheese and oregano leaves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

415 Calories
9g Fat
68g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 415
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 1577mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 14.8mg 74%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 803mg 17%
Folate, total 137.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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