This Pasta Fazool is a hearty weeknight meal that comes together in just 30 minutes! Made from pantry ingredients, it's packed with protein and flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 8 people
- 3 celery ribs chopped
- 4-6 garlic cloves minced
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
- 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon salt
- pepper to taste
- ½ cup basil julienned (cut into thin strips), plus more for garnish
- 3 cups cannellini beans (2 cans, or about 1 cup of dried beans cooked)
- up to 1 cup water to thin the sauce if needed
- 1 pound of small pasta
Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Once your water has boiled, salt it generously and add your pasta. Prepare according to package directions, drain, and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large sauté pan or medium sauce pot. Add chopped celery and cook until starting to brown.
Add minced garlic in and cook for another minute.
Add the tomato paste, can of chopped tomatoes and basil and bring to a simmer for about 5 minutes.
Add the cannellini beans to the sauce. Using a potato masher or back of a large spoon, smash about half of the beans, leaving the other half intact. Mix well and set aside to continue simmering.
Add up to 1 cup of water to thin sauce as desired (you can even make it more of a soup like consistency if you prefer).
Place cooked pasta in individual serving bowls and top generously with sauce. Top with more basil. Enjoy!