Pasta Fagioli Recipe – A Thicker Creamier Version!

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Pasta Fagioli Recipe – A Thicker Creamier Version!

Pasta Fagioli

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! 

 

Pasta Fagioli Recipe – A Thicker Creamier Version!
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Ingredients
  1. Ditalini Pasta
  2. 1 can small white beans such as cannellini (sizes of cans are in images below)
  3. 2 cups of of water
  4. 6 tablespoons olive oil
  5. 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  6. 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  7. 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  8. Freshly ground black pepper
  9. Dash of Onion Salt
  10. Dash of Garlic Salt
  11. 2 cans of tomato paste - I used the Italian seasoning flavor tomato paste
  12. 1 can of tomato sauce
  13. 2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
  14. Ricotta Cheese for topping
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. When oil shimmers, add onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. 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.
  5. Add water and keep stirring until it looks saucy.
  6. Add tomato sauce.
  7. Add spices and salt and pepper to taste.
  8. 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)
  9. Stir at least every 10 mins and be sure you use a low flame to simmer this sauce.
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. Oh and of course, cook the pasta as you normally would like it!
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Here is a pic of that meal looked. Yum right?

Pasta Fagioli Recipe – A Thicker Creamier Version!

 Below, are some pics!

ingredients

garlic fry

tomato paste

add water

add sauce

beans

finished soup mix

soupy mixture

over pasta

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