Pasta Fagioli

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Serves 3-4

A traditional Italian soup, Pasta e Fagioli (shortened to pasta fagioli or sometimes even pasta fazool) stands for 'pasta and beans'. Easy to prepare, hearty and utterly delicious, this is one of my personal favourite soups to have. In fact, I often have this soup as my main meal

1/2 cup
uncooked pasta (any of the tiny variety like ditallini)
kidney beans, drained
(or 2 cups boiled kidney beans)
3 cups
chicken or beef broth/soup
1 tbsp
olive oil
1 tbsp
red or white onion, finely chopped
spring onion, chopped
1/2 tsp
garlic paste
fresh tomatoes, blended
1 tsp
dried oregano or any Italian seasoning
2 tbsp
fresh coriander, chopped
green chillies, finely chopped
1 tsp
red chilli flakes
1 tsp
black pepper powder
salt to taste
lemon juice

You can make broth by either boiling chicken or meat with bones with some salt, pepper, ginger and garlic pastes on low heat (20 minutes for chicken, 30-40 minutes for beef/mutton), then drain and reserve the stock/soup. Or dissolve a stock cube in water as per the directions on the pack you are using. I prefer making home-made stock.

Heat the oil and butter. Add the chopped onion (reserve the green part of the spring onion), stir-fry until transluscent. Add the garlic paste, oregano, salt, green chillies and red chilli flakes stir it in then add the blended tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes until the tomatoes thicken then add the broth/soup.

Once it comes to a boil, add the uncooked pasta directly into it and cook for about 10-12 minutes or until the pasta is tender.

Finally, add the beans and black pepper, then give it a good stir. Adjust seasoning to your taste. You can squeeze in the lemon juice if you like and add the chopped coriander. Garnish with the chopped green part of the spring onion and serve hot with crusty bread on the side.

Enjoy! :)



really luks yummy, fauzia u r the best mashaallah

really luks yummy, fauzia u r the best mashaallah. how do i prepare the kidney beans b4 adding and will the pasta cook wen i add in the mixture b4 boiling them?

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Thanks. Simply soak the kidney beans overnight then boil until tender with a little bit of salt. And yes the pasta will cook.

Can one pls eat the pasta fagioli alone without crusty bread

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Yes I normally have it on it's own, it works even without the bread. Depends on personal preference.

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You can serve it with rice if you like.

Or can it be served with white rice??

Wow. Sweet! U re d best. Dus is sweetest macaroni hav eva tested in my life. Ma hubby wants it again and again and again. Tnx a million

Salam shall i add water if i put pasta. i mean the stock. plz let me knw

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W/Salaam add the water before the pasta. Make sure the water/stock is simmering when you put the pasta in.

salam walykum fauzia today i cooked pasta fagioli came out so good my family said to cook again. its so easy it took me 10mins. Thanks you fauzia