Pasta e Fagioli ( Pasta and Bean Soup)

One of my most favorite soups, and how perfect for those of us in cold climates. Not a difficult soup to make and feel free to use canned beans if you don’t want to go to the bother of soaking the beans ahead of time. Beans, Pasta and Tomato Soup a staple in our house always. Make it and freeze it. Enjoy! This post was originally posted in Feb. ’12. for those of you who haven’t read it , this one is a keeper. Stay warm and Enjoy!

Cooking with Candi

019I have been making this soup forever,  This is really just a tomato base soup with beans and pasta. How bad can that be? unless you hate beans and pasta that is. I usually have ingredients in the pantry and it is a wonderful warm experience, with a nice salad this is a perfect meal. I do use dried beans so I need to soak overnight, if you want to cheat you can just use canned beans. It is a wonderful hearty soup halfway between a soup and a pasta.

Ingredients:

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

2 – 3 tablespoons olive oil

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 28 oz. can chopped tomatoes ( San Marzano)

10 – 12 fresh basil leaves

red pepper flakes

handful of italian parsley, chopped

5 – 6 cups cooked beans and their liquid ( I use cannellini beans usually) any type of bean will work I…

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