Twig's Pasta Fagioli (Pasta Fazool)

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

This is my version of Pasta Fagioli that I came up with by taking bits of recipes and putting them together to make what pleased my palate. I'm quite pleased with the result. This is a very thick soup. You could easily add more stock if you want a thinner soup. Feel free to substitute the beans you like best.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a large stock pot.
  2. Saute carrots, celery, garlic, and onion for 5 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add diced tomatoes and chicken stock.
  4. Add beans and remaining spices.
  5. Simmer for 60 minutes.
  6. During the last 20 minutes of cooking, add the macaroni.
  7. When serving, top with fresh grated parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

This is a terrific recipe for a very authentic Pasta Fagioli. It's very similar to my Italian Grandfather's recipe. He used fresh parsley and basil, but other than that, it's the same.

galateaparty October 02, 2009

Fantastic!! I had some home-cooked pinto beans to use up and had pasta on the brain. I was so happy to find this recipe! Once the liquid ingredients were in the pot boiling, I added my elbow macaroni, covered it and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Then I added my beans and the soup was hot enough to warm the beans immediately. I used probably 1 1/2 cups of pinto beans and one can of chickpeas. I also used two extra cups of broth. Twiggy, thank you for the wonderful recipe--it's a keeper!

Rose is Rose June 08, 2011