Monday, January 27, 2014

Pasta e Fagioli - a Quick Weeknight Meal

This is a super simple and quick meal that tastes great. It has a nice tomato flavour and I'm sure using fresh tomatoes, not canned, would really amp it up. Really, you can't go wrong with this dish as long as you like tomatoes, pasta, and beans.

You can use any type of bean you like but we really like to use romano beans because they're so creamy. And it feels like we're adding even more of an Italian flair to the dish.

Eat it a bowl or a cup, either way it'll taste great!
Pasta e Fagioli

1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic
1 stalk celery 
1 carrot, peeled and diced
2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp chili flakes
28 ounce can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup dry white wine
cracked black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 cup baby shell pasta
15 ounce can romano beans, drained and rinsed

Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add olive oil and onion, cook until translucent. Add garlic, celery, carrots, oregano, and chili flakes. Cook for 5 mins. De-glaze with wine then add the tomatoes, pepper, and salt. Use a potato masher or the like and mash the veggies making sure to break down the tomatoes. Bring to a boil then add your pasta, alternately you could boil the pasta separately then add it to the veggies. Finally, add the beans. Stir it about until the beans are heated through.  


  1. Simple and quick you said? And with wine? I like it already :D


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