Recipe by Chef John
"This is an answer to all the people who claim not having enough time to cook after a long day at work. This entire recipe, start to finish, takes about 30 minutes. It is the kind of dish you really want to savor on a chilly winter day."
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1 1/2 tablespoons
anchovy fillet, chopped
dry cheese tortellini
1 (15 ounce) can
white beans, rinsed and drained
salt and ground black pepper to taste
red pepper flakes
baby spinach leaves
grated Parmesan cheese
red pepper flakes, or to taste
So, I did a a few subs on this. I think I made it more like Pasta Faxanadu! Instead of an anchovy filet (because, let's face it, yuck!) I used an Italian turkey sausage, and to avoid wasting most of a can of tomato paste (I had nothing else planned to use it in) I threw in a whole can instead of just a teaspoon. Vavoom! It was AWESOME! I made my own beans in the crockpot with some chopped red onion added in. AWESOME!!!
Have not tried yet, but have a comment. Like others, when I buy tomato paste of anchovy filets, I use a bit, then have to toss the rest when it dries out or spoils. Try anchovy and tomato pastes that come in tubes.
Loved it. Easy and quick. Anchovy paste and tomato paste both come in a squeeze tube and last forever. Don't leave the anchovy; it gives a small nutty taste not fishy at all. No one knows it's in there. To add additional protein I cooked some ground turkey and threw it in. My German ancestors taught me to always have some kind of soup on hand at all times--not canned--and no one would go hungry.
I added some fresh corn and avocado salsa to this and that took the soup to another level!
This is one of my favorite soups because it's so quick & easy! I usually make 2 or 3 times the recipe because it is SO good on a cold night--or anytime! Thanks, Chef John! You're awesome! Btw, I get anchovy paste & it keeps forever; it really adds a nice flavor!
Instead of opening a can of anchovies for this recipe, I used anchovy paste, so there was no waste. It was deelish!
I added everything but the anchovy fillet, this was super easy to make and I already had the ingredients on hand! Don't forget the red pepper flakes and Parmigiano cheese!
After trying your recipe for ribs I went ahead and made this tonight again I didnt change a thing (except I left out the anchovy) and it was fantastic! Really easy and super fast! Thankyou
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 91
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