Pasta Zoolander (Bean Soup)

Pasta Zoolander (bean Soup) Recipe

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Linda Cottrell


This is from All Recipes By: Chef John, with this comment:
"This is an answer to all the people who claim not having enough time to cook after a long day at work. This entire recipe, start to finish, takes about 30 minutes. It is the kind of dish you really want to savor on a chilly winter day." Sounded wonderful, and very easy.

★★★★★ 1 vote
10 Min
20 Min


1 1/2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 tsp
tomato paste
anchovy fillet, chopped
4 c
chicken broth
1 c
dry cheese tortellini
15 oz can(s)
white beans, rinsed & drained
salt & pepper to taste
1 pinch
red pepper flakes
1 pinch
dried oregano
2 c
baby spinach leaves
1/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
1 pinch
red pepper flakes, or to taste

How to Make Pasta Zoolander (Bean Soup)


  • 1Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in tomato paste and anchovy fillet, cook until fragrant and color deepens, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 2Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Stir in tortellini and beans; cook until tortellini are cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 10 minutes.
  • 3Stir in salt, black pepper, 1 pinch red pepper flakes, and oregano. Add spinach; cook and stir until just wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Ladle into bowls and garnish with red pepper flakes and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • 4Nutrition

    Servings Per Recipe: 4
    Calories: 293

    Amount Per Serving
    Total Fat: 10.1g
    Cholesterol: 24mg
    Sodium: 1256mg

    Amount Per Serving
    Total Carbs: 35.9g
    Dietary Fiber: 6.7g
    Protein: 15.4g

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About Pasta Zoolander (Bean Soup)

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #beans, #spinach, #broth