Pasta e Fagioli a la Chez Ivano

Pasta e Fagioli a la Chez Ivano

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"I have been preparing this magnificent pasta and bean soup, unchanged for over 30 years, and confess that of the very many Pasta e Fagioli I have tasted none even came close to a reasonable comparison to this superb dish Italiano. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese if desired. Makes many servings and is excellent the next day. Should the soup become too thick it may be thinned with broth. Have many Chicago hard rolls, red wine, baguettes or garlic bread on hand. BUON APPETITO!"
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3 h servings 322 cals
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Original recipe yields 20 servings



  • Calories:
  • 322 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 783 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink. Drain and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, heat the olive oil. Cook onion, celery, garlic and black pepper until vegetables are tender, 10 minutes. Stir in beef broth, crushed tomatoes and tomato paste. Season with thyme, basil, oregano and parsley. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour. (At this point, you may put the pot on a back burner to keep warm and continue with the next steps about 1 hour prior to serving, if you wish.)
  3. Stir in the beef and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in the pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the beans and heat through, 10 to 15 minutes.


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Bravo Ivan! Words are inadequate to describe how much hubby and I enjoyed your pasta e fagioli tonight! I took just a little liberty with the recipe, using fresh minced garlic, tomato sauce from...

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I was watching the news the other day and a story came on about a couple who had been married for 82 years. The 105 year old husband said one of the things he appreciated about her was that she ...

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Bravo Ivan! Words are inadequate to describe how much hubby and I enjoyed your pasta e fagioli tonight! I took just a little liberty with the recipe, using fresh minced garlic, tomato sauce from...

I have had this recipe many times. Made the first time I had it, and quite a few times after that by Chez Ivano (Ivan O.Teeter) himself. Ivan was my father-in-law. Unfortunately Ivan passed away...

YUMMY! This is a wonderfully flavourful soup that fills your house with the scent of a fine Italian restaurant! I have cooked this both the regular way and by slow cooker, and have had great s...

This is an excellent recipe. I did somethings differently just to add my own personal touch. Cook the pasta separately because it gets mushy the longer it sits in the pot. Abbi

I made this soup in honour of the Opening Ceremony for the 2006 Olympics in Torino...and i have to tell you, this recipe is absolutely amazing! The only change i made was to add about 1/2 can o...

I cut the recipe in half for 10 servings, but next time will do it for 20 servings. It is delicious! I'll be making this Pasta e Fagioli recipe from now on. I served it with a salad and crusty ...

Okay, I've never had this before, I loved it! I did add fresh mushrooms and zucchini, , and after saute'ing the veggies and ground beef, put it in a crock pot on low for a couple hours, till w...

Made this recipe and thought it tasted good but a little too much celery for me on the first day. Then we had some the next day and the celery taste disappeared and it was even more delicious! T...

Excellent soup! I have made versions of this soup before but this is the best - very hearty..I served with bread. Since there are only 2 of us I halfed the entire recipe which still allowed fo...

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