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Pasta e Fagioli 1

Pasta e Fagioli

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Italian


Pasta e Fagioli is an Italian pasta soup dish prepared with cannellini or borlotti beans, celery, carrots, onions, garlic, pancetta and small pasta.


  • 1 1/2 cups macaroni pasta
  • 2 400g can cannellini beans
  • 1 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 200 g pancetta or bacon, chopped
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place pot on stove top, heat olive oil then brown the pancetta/bacon.
  2. Add the carrots, celery, onions, garlic, thyme, rosemary and bay leaf, sauté until the vegetables start to sweat.
  3. Bring heat to high then pour the chicken stock, water and chopped tomatoes bring to a boil then add the macaroni.
  4. Turn heat to medium low then cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the cannellini beans then continue to cook for 3 minutes, remove the stems from rosemary and thyme then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Turn heat off then serve with grated Parmesan cheese.