Pasta Fagioli (Pasta and Beans), Simple Recipe

Pasta e fagioli, or pasta fazool in the States, is a classic Italian dish. Its name literally means ‘pasta and beans,’ and it’s truly heartwarming.

pasta fagioli recipe


  • 1 cup dried borlotti beans (soaked overnight)
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 basil leaves
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 5 oz tubetti pasta
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to serve
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Soak borlotti beans overnight. In a saucepan, cover with water, bring to a boil, then simmer until tender.
  2. Drain half the beans; blend the other half for a thick texture.
  3. In another saucepan, heat olive oil, cook finely chopped onions until tender.
  4. Add rosemary, stock, tomato puree, and the seasoned bean mixture. Bring to a boil.
  5. Add pasta and cook for 8 minutes until al dente.
  6. Enjoy immediately or let it sit for flavors to mingle.

Buon Appetito!

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Enzo Rossi
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