Healthy Recipe of the Week: Pasta Fagioli

Healthy Recipe: Pasta Fagioli

I made this delicious and healthy recipe of Pasta Fagioli for my family earlier this week. It is a go-to recipe when I entertain as well. Fagioli means “beans” in Italian. Beans, veggies, pasta and olive oil all blend together in a mixture of great flavors.

This soup is similar to Minestrone, but is thicker in consistency. This recipe freezes well too. Just place the contents in a heavy freezer bag and freeze it for up to 4 months. This dish is so yummy that I doubt we’ll need to freeze it. I have a feeling it will be gone by the end of the weekend. This recipe makes approximately 8 servings. Prep time about 20 minutes and 30 minute cooking time.

Pasta Fagioli Ingredients
All set with the ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsb. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. broth or water
  • 3 cups chopped onions
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp. fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp. fresh oregano
  • 1 can (32 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cans (4 cups) low-fat, low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 cans (16 oz. each) white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2/3 cup minced parsley
  • 1 lb. rigatoni or medium shells any variety, cooked
  • freshly ground salt and pepper to taste
  • crushed red pepper to taste if you want even more spice
Foodie Friday, Healthy Pasta Fagioli
Mmmm, taking a taste!

 

Directions:

Heat the olive oil and the 2 tbsp. broth in a large skillet or stockpot on medioum heat and cook the onions, garlic, carrots and bay leaf, strirring occasionally, until softened – about 10 minutes. Add teh basil, oregano, broth, tomatoies, and beans. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 10-15 minutes. Add the parsley and pasta and cook for 5-10 minutes more. Season to taste.

Foodie Friday, Healthy Pasta Fagioli
The final product. YUM!

Approximate nutrion per serving:

Calories: 87, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Sodium 126mg, Carbs 12g, Fiber 3g, Protein 4g

This is a recipe I could even get my picky kids to like. “Hey mom, we like this one…” I almost fell off my chair. What is one of your favorite healthy pasta recipes?

Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Nicole B

    I love minestrone and this recipe looks really good. I like that you can freeze it too. Perfect for chilly days.

  2. Amber Edwards

    That looks quite tantalizing to my tastebuds! I just love pasta!

  3. Angela

    I have never made this myself, but an old friend of mine who no longer lives nearby used to make this all the time. It’s such a yummy recipe!

  4. Cecile

    I even think my kids would enjoy this! Looks yummy!

  5. Mitch

    Yum. I wish I cooked with more protein rich beans, but it doesn’t work great for my family. Of course if my mother-in-law made this they would love it, she has everyone trained!
    thanks,
    Mitch

  6. Patty

    I love hearty meals like this in the winter. Mmmmmm

  7. Jenna wood

    I never knew what Fagioli meant, how interesting. It’s almost like a minestrone soup, but a pasta dish!

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