Mama's Pasta Fagioli

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by granny franny 2

Mama has made this recipe for years using no units of measure. Since she is 91 I sat her down and we came up with this recipe that is very close to her no measure version. It's the best!!!!!

Top Review by Leah Nooblet

I added chopped carrots and celery, increased to 2 cans beans and 6 cups chicken stock to get a little more out of this recipe - it was so delicious the first time that it just didn't last long enough. A friend of mine makes a similar dish but uses prosciutto instead of bacon - also very good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook bacon until brown and crisp.
  2. Remove bacon from pan.
  3. Saute oil, onion and garlic until browned.
  4. Add chicken stock and tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  5. Lower heat to simmer.
  6. While simmering, add beans and spices.
  7. Simmer another 3-4 minutes.
  8. Add cooked pasta, cheese and bacon.
  9. Serve with more cheese prinkled on top.
  10. Wonderful served with Beer Bread#73440.
  11. Started both the pasta fagioli and bread at 4 o'clock and had dinner by 6.

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