Sunday, April 3, 2011

I'm learning to cook with Beans

I have been trying to find receipes that are quick and easy and include beans. Beans are low in fat, high in protein, fiber, iron, and calcium. This one is from my friend Beth and is called Pasta e Fagioli. First I gathered at the ingredients. Ingredients:.

2 TBSP olive oil..

1 onion diced.

4 cloves of garlic.

6 cups chicken broth (low sodium).

28oz diced tomatos (I added an extra 14 oz).

28oz cannellini beans (I used white beans).

1.5 tsp rosemary.

1 tsp oregano.

1/2 lb ditalini pasta (I would use 1/3 lb or less).

Saute garlic, onion in olive oil until tender..

Make sure to use a big enough pot, which I didn't and had to switch about half way through the next step.


Add broth, tomatoes with juice, beans, rosemary, oregano, rosemary and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add pasta and cook until tender.

pasta will continue to absorb the broth, so best if you add it right before you want to eat it.

This makes a large pot, so if you can't eat it all in one week, freeze a portion before you add the pasta to use for later.

Eat with cheese, crackers and grapes. So yummy and works great for leftovers!


  1. Hooray! Welcome Ginny. Since the weather continues to be cold and rainy here I will put this at the top of my soup queue.

  2. Mmm! I love a good bean recipe. I have been making soup to bring to my night classes this quarter (I have 3) so making a big batch of this will be a great addition to my line up!