Pasta de Fagioli

This a great meal for a cold week night. It's very easy to put together and doesn't take long to make, about a half hour! This particular recipe makes 5 servings. It also is good to freeze and use later. It's actually pretty healthy for you as well.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 of an onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 15 oz can cannellini beans
15 oz can tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon parsley
1 teaspoon oregano
2 cans fat free chicken broth
2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
1-1/2 cups Ditalini pasta or other small pasta
Grated Parmigiano or Romano

1)In a small pan saute onion and garlic in olive oil over medium heat.
2)Blend the can of beans with one can water in electric blender until almost smooth.
3)In a stock pot add onion and garlic along with the blended beans. Then add the can of tomato sauce, celery, chicken broth, basil, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. 4)Add 1 cup water and bring to slow boil.
5)Let simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
6)Add pasta and cook uncovered until pasta is al dente.
7)Ladle soup into bowls and top with grated cheese.


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