Pasta Fagioli

         Prep time 10 minutes              cook time 35 minutes                   6 serves

Pasta Fagioli here we come!

Hi everyone, and especially to my friends overseas,  who are "enjoying" a freezing cold winter.  Pasta Fagioli is the perfect one pot meal for a weekend dinner and for those chilly days, easy and quick to make and low on the budget strings. 

I guarantee, this recipe will not only warm the cockles of your heart it will put a satisfying smile on your family's faces.                                           .  

Ingredients for Pasta Fagioli

Okey Dokey we will need the following ingredients to create this heart warming dish

  • 1 large deep pot.
  • 2Tbsp. Olive oil.
  • 2 Medium yellow onions peeled and chopped.
  • 4 Cloves Garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 medium size carrot diced
  • 1 celery stalk diced.
  • 2 Bay leaves.
  • 3 x 400ml(14.5oz) cans chopped tomatoes.
  • 2 x 400 ml (14.5 oz.) cans Cannellini beans drained.
  • 800ml(14.5oz)  cans vegetable broth.
  • 3 Tbsp.Worchester sauce
  • 1 tsp. basil.
  • 1 tsp. thyme.
  • ½ tsp dried Rosemary. 
  • 1 cup Ditalini or any other small pasta.
  • 1 small Parmesan cheese rind(optional)
  • ¼ tsp. chopped flat leaf Parsley.
  • Dash crushed red pepper.
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  •  Tbsp Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (again optional).


Method

Still with us ? Great now that we have all the ingredients in front of us to create this heart warming meal, its that time again wait for it

                                             Its "Time to Start A Cooking"

  • Place your large deep pot on the hob heat the Olive oil
  • Add onions, carrots,celery and sauté's until soft,+ - 4 minutes.
  • Add Garlic and stir
  • Cook for another 2 minutes taking care not to burn the ingredients.
  • Add bay leaves.
  • Add in your canned Tomatoes, Vegetables broth and beans.
  • Stir in the Basil, Thyme Rosemary and crushed red pepper.
  • Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Pour in the Worchester sauce.
  • Simmer for appreciably15 minutes.
  • Add Pasta and turn heat up to medium.
  • Cook for about 8 to 10minutes until pasta is soft.
  • Stir in Parsley, remove bay leaves and Parmesan rind.
  • For those of us that enjoy a little kick add some Tabaco sauce.

    Voila you have just completed a classic mouthwatering meal ,once tasted never wasted.
    You deserve to sit back put your feet up,relax and enjoy a glass of beverage of your choice.

Plating

Below are just a few ways of serving this great Pasta soup,

  • Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese(or any grated cheese of your choice)
  • Goes great with crusty bread.
  • Any fresh bread rolls.
  • Bread sticks.
  • With Garlic Bread.
  • Corn bread.
  • Just on Its own.

                                                    Bon Appetit  .




We really hope that you will get great enjoyment out of cooking this recipe as well as eating it, and sharing the experience where ever you go.

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