RECIPE OF THE DAY

Pasta e Fagioli

Total Time: 1 hr
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 45 min
Level: Easy

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
Dash of red pepper flakes
1 1/2 cups chopped whole tomatoes, with juices
3 cups low sodium chicken stock, or vegetable stock
1 can northern white beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup tiny pasta shells (ditalini)
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
Freshly grated Parmesan and black pepper for garnish

Directions

In a large heavy pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Stir in onion and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, celery, and carrots and cook for 3 minutes. Add dried basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes and toss to coat. Stir in tomatoes and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. If necessary add an additional cup of stock or water and stir in beans and tiny pasta. Simmer for 6-8 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir in parsley and serve hot with grated parmesan and ground black pepper

Recipe Courtesy of Food Network Kitchens
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