Pasta e Fagioli ala Weeble

Pasta e Fagioli ala Weeble

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"As a Canadian, growing up in Toronto's Little Italy, this soup was always on someone's stovetop somewhere in the fall and winter months. Pasta, beans, and a thick broth, sprinkled with Parm or Romano, and served with fresh crusty Italian bread - what's not to love? I spent a lot of time, back in the day, in the cucina with my friends and their mothers learning the basics of good Italian food!"


40 m servings 381 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 381 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.3g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 15.8 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 1680 mg
  • 67%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat; stir in the ditalini, and return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 6 minutes; drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat; stir in onion and bacon and saute until onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Stir garlic into onion mixture; cook over medium-low heat just until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir chicken broth, beans, tomato paste, and chile pepper into onion-bacon mixture; bring to a simmer and cook until fully heated through, about 10 minutes. Stir ditalini and parsley into the soup; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle each serving with Romano cheese.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute pancetta for bacon and any type of small pasta will do for ditalini.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Romano or Roman beans are also called cranberry beans in some areas.
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  1. 11 Ratings


So close to mine that I had to try this soup. It is very good, I added ground chicken meatballs, cause we like some meat in soup. I used grated goat cheese(lactose intolerant). Very nice flavor,...

Woo-we - this is a great dish! Knowing from the ingredients that we would like it, I made a double batch. After 3 stores, trying to find something called Romano beans, I googled it and found o...

This was nothing like I have ever had in regard to pasta fagioli soup. The flavor was so good. Subbed turkey bacon and added basil instead of parsley. Wow Weeble this was good.

We really enjoyed this flavourful comforting soup. Followed the recipe with the exception of omitting the chili pepper. Next time I will make sure to have some on hand for this dish although ...

Fantastico! I've had this recipe in my rb since before it was even kitchen approved. I don't know why it took so long for me to make but it did not disappoint! I turned it into pasta e ceci beca...

Thanks Weeble for the recipe. I made this as pasta e ceci (pasta and chickpeas) because I didn't have any other beans on hand. This is a traditional "primo" at most every Italian's house. Aft...

I had two issues with this. 1. I had a hard time getting the bacon to crisp while cooking with the onions. I finally pulled the bacon out and sautéed it. 2. I'm not sure how pasta e Fagioli is ...

I loved everything about this recipe: ease of preparation, flavor and heartiness. We thought this was comfort food at its finest.

This is a wonderful soup, and comes together quickly and easily. I used the Roman beans (found them in the Goya section) as per the recipe, and made everything else as written. The only thing ...