Pasta E Fagioli

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Servings: 4-6
READY IN
1hr
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled & chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage links or 1 lb hot Italian sausage, casing removed and crumbled (can use turkey sausage)
  • 2 teaspoons dry oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dry basil
  • 1 -2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1 1⁄2 cups canned chopped tomatoes with juice
  • 3 -4 cups vegetable stock or 3 -4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can progresso cannellini beans
  • 1 cup ditalini or 1 cup small shell pasta
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 parmesan cheese
Directions
  • Heat olive oil in a large heavy pot over medium high heat.
  • Cook onion in oil 2 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic, celery and carrots and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add and brown crumbled sausage.
  • Add basil, oregano and red pepper.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Stir in tomatoes and stock.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  • If necessary, add an additional cup of stock or water and stir in beans and tiny pasta.
  • Simmer for 6- 8 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  • Stir in parsley and serve hot with grated Parmesan cheese.