Classic Pasta e Fagioli

Classic Pasta e Fagioli... the way only Nonna can make them. Simple and delicious.  Great comfort food on a chilly night.


For 4 Person(s)


  • 1 pound dry Canellini beans
  • 1 pound ditalini pasta
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 4 Bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. The evening before, wash the canellini beans and put them in a pot with water, 4 bay leaves and 1/2 Tbs of salt. The water should be 2 inches above the beans.
  2. The next day, leave the beans in the same water. Add to the pot the garlic finely chopped, the celery cut in small pieces and the tomatoes also cut in small pieces. Add the olive oil as well.
  3. Cover the pot and cook on a very low flame for about 3 1/2 hours. Occasionally taste the beans to see if they are very soft as they may cook a little sooner depending on the size of the beans.
  4. Separately cook the pasta Al Dente. Ditalini pasta is recommended.
  5. Pour beans and broth over the pasta. Add a dash of EV olive oil. Add pepper as desired. 




Sunday, 13 January 2019
I couldn't find dry cannelloni beans. I substituted a 1 LB can of them as well as a smaller can. Na...
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- spend1us
Sunday, 20 May 2018
Wonderful!!! Exactly what it should be! Of course everybody likes it! - WheelsAllan
Thursday, 08 September 2016
I made this dish last night and it was a huge hit! I remember my Nonna making that when I was a kid....
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- pcannella
Thursday, 08 September 2016
I made this a few nights ago, tastes just like my mom's, even my daughter who doesn't like beans muc...
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- calabriakid