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Pasta Fagioli

Pasta FagioliRecipe courtesy of the National Pasta Association.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ditalini or other small pasta shape
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
2 large green peppers, seeded and chopped
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 (16-ounce) can tomato purée
1 can water
2 (12-ounce) cans white cannellini beans
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Dash dried parsley

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions, drain.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in large saucepan. Add garlic, green pepper, onions and celery. Sauté until tender.
  3. Add tomato purée with 1 can of water, then add seasonings. Cook on low heat for 30 minutes.
  4. Add beans and stir. Add bean mixture to pasta. Mix well and serve.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 380; Calories From Fat: 19; Total Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Total Carbs: 64g; Protein: 14g; Sodium: 271mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the National Pasta Association.