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Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time15 minsCook Time45 mins

"Pasta e fagioli" or "pasta and beans," is robust and filling, perfect for a cold winter day.

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

 2 tbsp water
 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
 2 medium carrots, finely diced
 2 medium celery stalks, finely diced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 6 cups low sodium vegetable broth
 1 tsp salt
 2 (15 oz) cans cannellini beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
 ¼ cup dried lentils, rinsed (preferably French green lentils)
 1 cup diced or chopped canned tomatoes with their juices
 2 bay leaves
 1 tbsp minced fresh rosemary
 ¾ cup dried whole wheat elbow pasta

Heat 2 tablespoons of water in a large pot over medium-low heat. Saute onion, carrots, and celery and increase the heat to medium. Cook until onions become translucent, stirring frequently. If bottom of pot becomes brown, add 2 tablespoons of water.


Add garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.


Add the broth, salt, beans, lentils, diced tomatoes, bay leaves, and rosemary. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, then reduce to medium-low and simmer, covered, until the lentils are just tender, 15-30 minutes.


Use a slotted spoon to transfer 1 cup of bean mixture and a little liquid to a blender. Puree until smooth and set aside.


Add the dried pasta to the pot and stir to incorporate. Turn the heat up to a gentle boil and cook until pasta is tender but still firm to the bite, about 8-12 minutes. Discard the bay leaves.


Stir the reserved pureed bean mixture into the soup. Cook briefly until soup is heated through.


Remove the soup from heat and season with salt. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 193
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.5g1%

Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 750mg32%
Total Carbohydrate 27g9%

Dietary Fiber 11g44%
Sugars 7g
Protein 10g20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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