Pasta Fazoolander

Pasta Fazoolander

Chef John 21687

"This is an answer to all the people who claim not having enough time to cook after a long day at work. This entire recipe, start to finish, takes about 30 minutes. It is the kind of dish you really want to savor on a chilly winter day."


30 m servings 293 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 293 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 10.1 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.9g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 15.4 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 1256 mg
  • 50%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in tomato paste and anchovy fillet, cook until fragrant and color deepens, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Stir in tortellini and beans; cook until tortellini are cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in salt, black pepper, 1 pinch red pepper flakes, and oregano. Add spinach; cook and stir until just wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Ladle into bowls and garnish with red pepper flakes and grated Parmesan cheese.
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  1. 18 Ratings


So, I did a a few subs on this. I think I made it more like Pasta Faxanadu! Instead of an anchovy filet (because, let's face it, yuck!) I used an Italian turkey sausage, and to avoid wasting mos...

Loved it. Easy and quick. Anchovy paste and tomato paste both come in a squeeze tube and last forever. Don't leave the anchovy; it gives a small nutty taste not fishy at all. No one knows it...

I added some fresh corn and avocado salsa to this and that took the soup to another level!

This is one of my favorite soups because it's so quick & easy! I usually make 2 or 3 times the recipe because it is SO good on a cold night--or anytime! Thanks, Chef John! You're awesome! Bt...

Instead of opening a can of anchovies for this recipe, I used anchovy paste, so there was no waste. It was deelish!

I added everything but the anchovy fillet, this was super easy to make and I already had the ingredients on hand! Don't forget the red pepper flakes and Parmigiano cheese!

Have not tried yet, but have a comment. Like others, when I buy tomato paste of anchovy filets, I use a bit, then have to toss the rest when it dries out or spoils. Try anchovy and tomato past...

After trying your recipe for ribs I went ahead and made this tonight again I didnt change a thing (except I left out the anchovy) and it was fantastic! Really easy and super fast! Thankyou

great go to recipe. I like a more brothy soup so I cooked my pasta in boiling water then added to the finished soup. Also, I didn't have anchovy on hand so used a small clove of garlic and use...