Italian Pasta and Beans (Pasta Faggioli)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

A totally vegetarian, healthy dish that is delicious and comforting. Loaded with fiber, low in fat and calories...healthy doesn't get much better than this! Serve with crusty Italian or French bread :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta as box instructs, in boiling salted water.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until hot.
  3. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook for 15 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add garlic and cook one minute more.
  5. Add beans, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and water and heat to boiling over high heat.
  6. Reduce heat to low-med heat and simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes.
  7. Stir in drained pasta, cheese and parsley and cook until heated through.


Most Helpful

This was so easy and so delicious. It is exactly what I was looking for. My family loved it and can't wait until I make it again. Great recipe Karen!!!:)))

~jb4~ October 03, 2003

Hey Karen--this is great! Easy and fast to throw together. I used tubettini noodles, love those! and realized I didn't have any celery, so I tossed in some celery seed. Also tossed in a bit of italian seasoning. We loved it. Served with garlic bread on the side. Thanks for another easy, delicious recipe!

ciao October 29, 2003

This is a delicious, healthy,and high fiber dish. Easy to prepare and I served it with French bread. I added a tsp. of oregano, and it gave it that Italian flavor. May try tsp. of Italian seasonings next time.

~Naner~ August 23, 2002

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