Total Time
55mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

Growing up, my grandmother made Pasta Fagioli all the time. The style of Pasta Fagioli she made was more of a pasta dish and not a soup. I always keep extra pasta water on the side, before draining the Ditalini noodles to help thin out the dish, after it's cooked. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did. Sprinkle some Parmigiana Cheese on top before serving....Locatelli is best

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook Ditalini Pasta according to directions on box and drain. (Reserve some of the pasta water on the side to add to broth later).
  2. While pasta is cooking, add Celery, Onion, Garlic, Parsley, Italian Seasoning and Olive Oil to stock pot and cook till onions are translucent.
  3. Add Chicken broth, Tomato Sauce, red pepper flakes and kidney beans to pot and stir well . (Do not drain the kidney beans).
  4. Once the mixture comes to a boil add the cooked Ditalini Pasta and stir well. If the mixture is too dry add pasta water. Taste and add Salt & Pepper as needed.
  5. Serve immediately with some Italian cheese sprinkled on top.
  6. I keep extra Pasta water in a seperate container and if the dish becomes "dry" add some of the pasta water.