Pasta e Fagioli

Looking for a delicious soup to warm you up from these cold wintery days? This Italian classic soup is the perfect fix. Plus, it’s vegan! My version is definitely on the carb-heavy side since I used potatoes AND pasta, but feel free to eliminate the potatoes if that’s not your style!

The beans make for a thick and chunky soup! The fragrant herbs will fill your kitchen with delight!

Warning: This recipe makes a TON of soup! Somewhere between 8-10 servings of soup! 

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Pasta e Fagioli

3 Celery Ribs, diced
2 Carrots, peeled and diced
1/2 Red onion, diced
2 T. Garlic, minced
1 12 oz. can of Red Beans
1 12 oz. can of Cannellini Beans
4 Red Potatoes or 1 Large potato, diced
3 c. of Pasta of your choice, I used Campanelle
32 oz. Vegetable broth
1/4 c. Dry White Wine
1/2 c. Crushed Tomatoes
3 Bay Leaves
1 T. Dried Oregano
1 T. Dried Basil
1/2 T. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Fresh Parsley to garnish

In a deep 5+ quart dutch oven, heat up some olive oil and sauté some garlic and onions until the onions become translucent. Then add the carrots, potatoes, and celery. Make sure to mix it up so that they are coated with the olive oil. Throw on your herbs (oregano, basil, bay leaves, and crushed red pepper flakes). Then top your pot for about 5-10 minutes. Feel free to peek every once in awhile and stir – if you feel so inclined – I have trouble leaving my vegetables sometimes, too.

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Next, deglaze the pot with your dry white wine and mix. Then throw in your broth and beans. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer on very low heat. Cover for approximately 20-30 minutes.

Lastly, add your crushed tomatoes and the pasta! Let it cook until the pasta gets tender and the soup gets a beautiful red hue! You may or may not need to add some more water or broth depending on the soup’s thickness. Garnish the soup with parsley!

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*Take note: Your soup is going to thicken up because of the beans and potatoes so you may lose the soupiness of the broth. Feel free to add some more broth or water if you plan to eat this as leftovers!

I absolutely loved this soup! Yum yum yum! It is very hearty! But beware, the heaviness of this soup will creep up on you fast!! Also, if you’d like a bit of cheesiness, you could add some grated parmesan on top! Enjoy!

Love,

Mimi

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