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Pasta E Fagioli (Old World Style)

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“Born in Brooklyn I got the opportunity to have some of the best Italian food outside of Italy. My Mother from Italy has since passed and I did not write her recipe down so, this is my rendition. It is one of my favorites, I grew up on this wonderful dish and so will my family.”
1hr 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven over medium high heat, render pancetta till brown 5-6 minute.
  2. Add onion, carrot, bay leaf with a pinch of salt and fresh cracked pepper, sauté till onion is translucent about 8 - 10 minutes.
  3. Add garlic till fragrant about 30 sec.
  4. Add the can of mashed cannellini beans, stir to combine.
  5. Add remaining whole beans, stock, tomato sauce, thyme and 1 tsp salt to pot.
  6. Simmer about 20 – 25 min add pasta cook till tender about 15 minute.
  7. Add fresh water to level to consistency you prefer cook for 5 minute.
  8. Adjust seasonings.
  9. Serve with fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and drizzle of EVOO.
  10. Enjoy the love!

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