Pasta e Fagioli III

Pasta e Fagioli III


"There are many recipes for this traditional Italian mainstay, usually served as a meal. Here's another that is slightly different. If you are in a hurry, substitute the dried beans with 3 (16 ounce) cans white, navy, great northern, or cannelini beans. Serve with a salad and crusty Italian bread."


2 h 20 m servings 333 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 333 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.9g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 17.1 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 150 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place navy beans, ham bone, and 10 cups of water into a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the beans are tender, from 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water to chill, then set aside.
  3. Once beans are nearly ready, heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic, cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, celery, carrot, red pepper flakes, and 1 cup of water; bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the carrot has softened, about 10 minutes. While the tomato mixture simmers, remove the ham bone from the beans. Separate the meat from the bone; dice the meat, and discard the bone.
  4. To finish the soup, stir the beans, cooked macaroni, and diced ham into the tomato mixture; add additional water if needed to make a chunky soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper; simmer until the macaroni and beans are both quite tender, from 5 to 15 minutes. Stir in chopped parsley before serving.
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  1. 39 Ratings


I know I already reviewed this recipe once, but I made it again this weekend. I sauteed the onions and then put the rest of the ingredients with a ham hock in the crock pot. I used two cans of...

So very good! I threw everything together except the noodles in a slow cooker, I used a smoked ham hock as well. My 8 year old son loved it.

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This was a big hit in my house. I have traveled Italy extensively and this recipe tasted like the Pasta e Fagioli I have had while there! I used a nice piece of salt pork instead of the ham an...

I just threw everything in the crockpot, except the pasta. I added it about 45 minutes before serving. The recipe itself has fairly simple taste to it. But that is usually how Pasta Fagioli is. ...

Lack of flavor comments had me add the following and it was GREAT according to my family. 2 cans of tomatoe paste, 12 chopped garlic cloves. spinach, chicken broth (instead of water), Penne Rig...

We enjoyed this soup. I had to add a lot of chicken broth at the end because I had apparently not used enough water to cook the beans. I thought it could have used more vegetables and less pas...

This is a lot different from the pasta e fagioli's that I had growing up, but it was really great anyway.

I've gotten recipes off of this website for years and this is my first review. This is the same recipe that my italian father used my whole life. I was happy to see that it was on here. I cha...