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Pasta e Fagioli

This recipe appears in Legalize Marinara in our Early Spring 2024 issue.

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 15 ounces canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons basil (or 3 Tbsp chopped parsley)
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 1 1/2 quart chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups cooked ditalini pasta
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Locatelli cheese for topping
  • Fresh basil for serving
Instructions
  1. In a large soup pot, heat oil. Sweat celery, onions, and carrots until soft. Add garlic, cook for 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, stock, water, and beans. 

  2. Bring to a simmer, add herbs. Season with salt and pepper. 

  3. Add pasta. Serve, and garnish with fresh basil and Locatelli cheese.

Chef Jon Davies
Chef Jon Davies
Executive Chef