Pasta Fagioli or as it sometimes called Pasta “Fazool” is an Italian style peasant soup which includes two inexpensive ingredients pasta and beans. You just need to add a few readily available ingredients and you have a delicious, healthy and satisfying soup.
What I love about this soup is it is forgiving. A little less of this, a little more of that, it’s all good. A
key ingredient for complexity and depth of flavor is to add a small piece of Parmesan to the simmering stock (A wedge of Parmesan lasts forever wrapped properly in the refrigerator).
I have made this soup with a variety of ingredients over the years and have never been disappointed. The recipe below is a great foundation for a wonderful soup. Don’t hesitate to experiment. Add a little pancetta, roasted chicken or green it up with spinach or kale. Either way, you are going to love it.
This is a great weeknight soup easily prepared and served in under 30 minutes. You can prepare a batch for freezing, serving a crowd or enough for a table of two.
Chopped parsley for garnish