Pasta Fagioli Recipe – A Thicker Creamier Version!
Welcome to my Pasta Fagioli Recipe – A Thicker Creamier Version! I hope you get to try this recipe! It’s so delicious and filling! Come and see just how I make it! There is nothing more delicious than a great dish of pasta. Pasta anything!
Well, I’ve taken a traditional Pasta Fagioli recipe and turned into a household favorite. We’ve been eating it this way for years now and, my hubby insists I don’t change a thing about it. Give it a shot one evening. I promise you will adore it. Also, you can add some meat to this dish if you please. Last time I made this, I added some sausage and wow, talk about a game changer. That’s the only adjustment I’ve ever made to this dish as it’s really perfection!
- Ditalini Pasta
- 1 can small white beans such as cannellini (sizes of cans are in images below)
- 2 cups of of water
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Dash of Onion Salt
- Dash of Garlic Salt
- 2 cans of tomato paste - I used the Italian seasoning flavor tomato paste
- 1 can of tomato sauce
- 2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
- Ricotta Cheese for topping
- Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
- When oil shimmers, add onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Remove from stove so it cools a bit then stir in tomato paste and cook until it caramelizes and melts in with the other ingredients, about 2 minutes.
- Add water and keep stirring until it looks saucy.
- Add tomato sauce.
- Add spices and salt and pepper to taste.
- Once this mixture is cooking for about 10 minutes, add cannellini beans - be sure to drain the liquid from the beans. (I personally do not prefer to use the liquid)
- Stir at least every 10 mins and be sure you use a low flame to simmer this sauce.
- Note: There are many versions of Pasta Fagioli out there. We like ours with a bit of a thicker sauce. You can make yours more soupy by adding more sauce to your individual dish. We also like to top ours off with some ricotta cheese!
- You can add some veggies as well. Carrots, beans, anything! I love it with beans. This version does not have any veggies added - that night, my hubby just wanted it plain.
- Oh and of course, cook the pasta as you normally would like it!
Here is a pic of that meal looked. Yum right?
Below, are some pics!
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