This Southern Italian Pasta e Fagioli Recipe has been passed down through the generations and has always been a family favorite! This is a Traditional Authentic Southern Italian Pasta e Fagioli Recipe made with white beans, celery, diced tomatoes, garlic, and pasta.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour10 minutes
Total Time1 hour15 minutes
8 cups water
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 cans white beans, with juices
2-3 stalks celery, chopped
8 ounces petite diced tomatoes, with juices
4 cloves garlic, chopped
Salt (to taste)
1 cup ditalini pasta*
Pour water into stock pot.
Dump everything else EXCEPT salt and pasta.
Add salt to taste, maybe start with about 2 tablespoons.
Bring to boil. Stir occasionally.
Lower heat and let boil, around medium heat for at least 1 hour or until soup condenses and beans starts to look creamy.
Add 3-4 cups water.
Bring soup back to rolling boil, add pasta.
Cook and stir for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is done.
*can use 8 ounces broken spaghetti in place of ditalini pasta
Soup will soak up and get thicker as is cools.
To Reheat: Add water and heat to make a creamier soup, or heat "as is" and eat.