Friday, January 15, 2010

Recipe: Super Simple and Delicious Pasta Fagioli

Sauce Ingredients:
(1) 12 oz. can tomato paste
(1) small onion
(2) tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
(1) teaspoon salt
(1/4) teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 or 4 fresh basil leaves
(1/4) teaspoon dried oregano flakes

Other Ingredients:
(1) pound small elbow or similar pasta.
(1) 12 ounce [approximate] can of white kidney beans
red pepper flakes [optional to taste]

Dice onion into fairly small pieces and sauté in olive oil over medium heat until just lightly colored. Put all ingredients into a 1 quart oven-save pan along with
2 cups of water. Cover and cook in the center of a 330* oven for approximately 1 hour.

Cook pasta as directed on the package. When pasta is nearly done add the beans to the boiling pasta. Drain pasta reserving about 1/2 cup of the cooking water. In a nice serving bowl combine the pasta/beans with the sauce. Add some of the cooking water back in as desired. There should be a rather soupy consistency to this finished dish.

Add a loaf of good Italian or garlic bread and your favorite Chianti and mangia!


  1. Can't wait to try it!!

  2. Hell yeah...that's what i'm tawking about....

    will try it tomorrow night