Pasta E Vognole (Pasta & Clam Soup)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

A twist on the traditional Pasta E Fagioli, chopped clams is substituted for cannellini beans in a tomato-vegetable soup that mimics Manhattan Clam Chowder with pasta in lieu of potato.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large, heavy bottom, sauce pan, sauté bacon until cooked but not crisp. Add the onion, celery, bell pepper and carrot. Cook covered on medium-low until soft, about 10 minutes.
  2. Stir garlic into the vegetables, then deglaze with the white wine. Cook until liquid is gone.
  3. Add the chicken broth, the reserved clam juice and the remaining ingredients, except the pasta. Bring to a boil, then simmer covered for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the pasta and the clams and cook until the pasta is al dente, stirring frequently to keep the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Most Helpful

I made this for lunch; easy and delicious. Add a piece of crusty bread and you have a tasty lunch. The pasta absorbs much of the liquid, so I added some more chicken broth when I re-heated it the next day.

peggywhhi September 06, 2011