Harry & David's Pasta Fagioli

"Pasta e Fagioli" literally means "pasta and beans". It is a traditional Italian dish that originated as a peasant dish due to the main ingredients being cheaply available. I have read that the base of the soup is generally olive oil, but this soup from Harry and David did not call for such. It was tomato-based, but I didn't have any complaints - the soup was easy to make, hearty and delicious!

This is soup from a pack, but next time, I'll try to make it from scratch. (FYI, this soup package costs $6.95 and made 8 servings!).

What you need: 

1 package (115 oz) Harry & David Pasta Fagioli soup mix
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
12 cups water

What to do: 

Rinse and pick through the beans included in the package. Combine beans and 6 cups of water in a soup kettle. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

Drain beans. Add remaining 6 cups of water, pasta, vegetable packet, spice packet, and tomato sauce to beans. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer an additional 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ladle on bowls and serve hot.

Tips, Tricks and Tweaks: 

1. This soup is a bit tangy because of the tomato sauce. If it is too tart for you, add a bit of sugar, or lessen the tomato sauce that you will use.
2. Serve with garlic bread - yummy!
3. If you want thicker soup, use only 5 cups of water (instead of 6).


peachkins said...

Sana may ganyan din dito...

anney said...

Ay pwede kaya ang Hunt's pork and beans at pasta kasi manamis namis na yun? hehehe! Ipapaluto ko kay sis yan para sa food blog nya. Bigla daw ako nagka idea o! Syempre iba pa rin lasa ng Harry and David's pasta fagioli.

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