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It's Soup Season! Pasta E Fagioli

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Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e fagioli, meaning "pasta and beans", is a traditional Italian dish. Like many other Italian favorites including pizza and polenta, the dish started as a peasant dish, being composed of inexpensive ingredients.

Serving Size: 4-6

Heat olive oil in a large heavy pot over medium high heat.

Cook onion in oil 2 minutes.

Stir in garlic, celery and carrots and cook for 3 minutes.

If using meat, add and brown crumbled sausage or pancetta. *Optional

Add basil, oregano and red pepper. Toss to coat.

Stir in tomatoes and stock and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.

If necessary, add an additional cup of stock or water and stir in beans and pasta.

Simmer for 6- 8 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Stir in parsley and serve hot with grated parmigiano reggiano cheese.

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