This recipe calls for fresh tomatoes.

Jenny’s Pasta e Fagioli

This recipe calls for fresh tomatoes.


  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 or 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 quart water
  • 2 15 ounces cans cannelloni beans undrained
  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • Romano cheese to taste


Brown onions and garlic in oil. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, parsley, salt and pepper. Make a paste of two tablespoons flour and two tablespoons water, add paste to the tomato mixture. Add one quart water and stir thoroughly. Add cannelloni beans and simmer on low for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Cook macaroni, add to the soup and simmer on low another hour. The soup will thicken as it simmers.

Photo by Galen Ludwick Harris