Pasta Fagioli (Pasta and Beans)


1 onion, diced

1 stalk celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 pinch of oregano and thyme
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
1 can chicken broth
2 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped
(or 1 can diced tomatoes)
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup uncooked pasta
1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, with liquid
*optional-crumbled sausage, other fresh vegetables you prefer*


In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook celery, onion, garlic, parsley, seasonings, red pepper, salt and pepper until onion is translucent. Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes and tomato sauce, and simmer on low for 15 to 20 minutes.

Add pasta and cook 10 minutes, until pasta is tender.

Add un-drained beans and mix well. Heat through. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

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