It seems like Jack Frost is gripping most of the country this week, and it doesn’t look like he’s going to be letting up soon! As the temperatures continue to fall, along with some snow, what is better than cuddling up with a warm bowl of soup! Here is an easy and classic recipe for Pasta Fagioli to warm you up!
Easy Pasta Fagioli
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 gloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional: more to taste)
Salt to taste
1½ tablespoon olive oil
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
½ cup uncooked pasta (recommended: spinach pasta or ditalini)
1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, with liquid
Parmesan cheese (for garnish)
1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté celery, onion, garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and salt in olive oil until onion becomes transparent.
2. Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes, and tomato sauce.
3. Simmer on low 15 to 20 minutes.
4. Add pasta and cook 10 minutes, or until pasta is tender.
5. Add undrained beans, mix well, and heat through.
6. Serve hot with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.
This recipe was printed in the Order Sons of Italy in America’s For the Love of Italian Cooking, and was submitted by Tony Trivisani & Mary Ann Eisenacher, Amici D’Italia Lodge #2791, Jacksonville, Florida.