Vegetarian Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta and Beans)

Recipe by Kozmic Blues

This is one of my many variations of the old Italian standby. Please feel free to adjust the types and/or amount of the dried herbs to suit your taste

Top Review by Barb 3663

I have been trying to make minestrone soup for years, and have never been able to get the seasonings right. I started making this Pasta e Fagioli, and after tasting the broth as it simmered...AHA! This is the exact combo that my soup needed. This quickly turned into minestrone with the addition of potato and veggies. Excellent recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large heavy pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Stir in onion with a pinch of salt and pepper, and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add dried herbs and red pepper flakes into the oil and toss to coat to bring out some of the dried herbs' flavors.
  4. Stir in garlic, and then celery, and carrots and cook for about 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in tomatoes and stock and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  7. If necessary add an additional cup of stock or water and stir in beans and tiny pasta.
  8. Simmer for 6-8 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  9. Stir in parsley and serve hot with grated parmesan and freshly ground black pepper.

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