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Classic Italian Pasta e Fagioli Recipe

Classic Italian Pasta e Fagioli

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"A classic Italian pasta and bean soup with so many different possibilities! Adding a can of garbanzo beans to the recipe gives you one idea!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings


  1. In a large pot, place cranberry beans and water. Bring to a boil. Cover pot and turn heat off. Allow to stand for one hour on burner.
  2. Drain beans and return to large cooking pot. Add wine, beef broth, and chicken broth. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Puree half of the beans. Return to the pot. Add the garlic, tomato paste, parsley, and farfalle pasta. Simmer gently, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes, or until pasta is tender and soup is thick. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese. Garnish with drizzled olive oil, and additional grated Parmesan cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 07, 2003

I've been looking for this recipe and it tasted delicious and very easy to prepare.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 18, 2003

HORRIBLE - the only word I can use to describe this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and it was not good. Too much of a garlic taste, too thick. Maybe I did something wrong. Definately will remove this from my recipe box.


7 Ratings

Jun 09, 2008

This was good but not great! I had to add salt and pepper because it was a little bland. I think next time a may have to try a different recipe.

Oct 30, 2006

Quick, Easy, Delicious recipe! Definitely a keeper.

Dec 19, 2011

Very tasty and easy to prepare! I added a few more spices and used cannellini beans instead of cranberry beans (only because thats what I had on hand) but I didnt change the recipe much and it was great!

May 12, 2010

I know there are different variations to recipes, but why mess with the mail ingredients. First I had problems trying to find "cranberry beans" one knew what I was talking about. After it was done, it didn't even look like the Pasta Fagioli that I am used to eating. I usually don't give a bad review..... Sorry....


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  • Calories
  • 454 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 68.8 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 17.5 g
  • 70%
  • Protein
  • 27.1 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 965 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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