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pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans)

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Recipe by
ketti baehr
ventura, CA

This is a recipe from a culinary arts teacher and cooks in minutes..

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Ingredients For pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans)

  • 2.6 oz
    diced bacon
  • 1 sprig
    rosemary, left intact
  • 1 sprig
    thyme, left intact
  • 1
    dried bay leaf, do not crush
  • 1/2
    chopped onion
  • 1 sm
    finely chopped carrot
  • 1
    rib of finely chopped celery
  • 4 clove
    chopped garlic
  • coarse salt and pepper
  • 1 can
    (15oz) white beans
  • 1 c
    canned tomatoes, crushed
  • 2 c
  • 1 qt
    chicken broth (1 tablesp/1 teaspoon chicken flavored base=4 cups water)
  • 1 1/2 c
    uncooked ditalini pasta

How To Make pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans)

  • 1
    Heat large pot over medium heat and add diced bacon. Brown lightly. Add herb stems, bay leaf, chopped vegetables and garlic. Season vegetables with salt and pepper. Add beans, tomatoes, water, and chicken stock to pot and raise heat to high..bring to rapid boil and add pasta.
  • 2
    Reduce heat to medium and cook soup, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente. Remove bay leaf and stems and continue cooking until pasta is done. Ladle into bowls and top with fresh grated cheese.

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