Easy Pasta e Fagioli

Serving Size: 6

This delicious and simple Easy Pasta e Fagioli recipe is super easy to prepare and delivers on flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • A few handfuls fresh spinach (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1.5 cup dry Orecchiette pasta
  • 1.5 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup black eyed beans, soaked overnight and drained (or substitute 2-3 cups canned beans)
  • 1 celery stalk, cubed
  • 1 carrot, cubed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • Chopped parsley and parmesan shavings for topping (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat and cook the onion and garlic without browning, about 2-3 minutes. Add the carrot and celery and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Put the beans into the pot and give it a good stir. Cover with the vegetable broth and bring to the boil. Add the bay leaf and cover to simmer for 30-45 minutes or until the beans are almost done.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes and once again bring to a boil before adding the Orecchiette pasta. Taste for seasoning and add salt & pepper to taste. Finish cooking until the pasta is al dente and stir in the fresh spinach.
  3. Serve topped with chopped parsley and parmesan shavings.

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