Pasta E Fagioli A.K.A Pasta Fazool

This traditional Pasta E Fagioli recipe (nicknamed Pasta Fazool) is made with dried Borlotti Beans (you can use canned Cannellini Beans), it is comfort food at its best, a truly Italian favorite.                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                         WHAT YOU NEED!⠀

  • Dried borlotti beans 200 g or 2 Cans of 15 oz of Cannellini Beans,
  • Terre Scelte Tomato Passata 250 g,
  • Pancetta (about 3 slices),

    Pasta E Fagioli recipe
  • Onions (1 medium) ,
  • 2 rib of Celery finely chopped,
  • 2 Carrots finely chopped ,
  • 2 Garlic Clove,
  • Rosemary 3,
  • 2 Bay Leaves,
  • Extra virgin Olive Oil 10 g ,
  • Black pepper,
  • Salt to taste,
  • Ditalini Pasta (you can also use Macaroni, small Orecchiette, or any other type of small Pasta).⠀

                                                               HOW TO COOK!⠀
    So, if you are using the dried Borlotti Beans you must let the dry Beans soak overnight.
  1. The next day rinse them, transfer them in a pot, cover with plenty of cold water, add 2 bay leaves and boil them for about 1 hr 20 minutes.⠀
    Meanwhile clean and finely chop the Onion, Celery and Carrots, then cut the Pancetta into strips or you can dice it.⠀
    Heat the oil in a saucepan, add Onion and Pancetta, sauté until onions are golden, add peeled Garlic clove and chopped vegetables; fry for about 5 minutes.⠀
  2. Take the beans and add them to the pan. add the stock from the Beans (cooking water), keep the rest of the stock because you will need it later.
  3. Now add the Tomato Passata, to the saucepan, salt in moderation, Pepper and cook for 20 minutes over a moderate flame.⠀
    Add the Ditallini directly in the pot, add more beans stock (cooking water of the beans) as needed and bring the pasta to cook, stirring occasionally, always on medium heat.⠀
    When the pasta is al dente, add the finely chopped Rosemary, then turn off the heat.
  4. Cover with the lid and let stand for 3 minutes.
  5. A final sprinkling of Black Pepper and your Pasta and Beans is ready to be served!⠀