- 3/4 cup elbow macaroni (any other shape will work as well)
- 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini (drained)
- 3 cups Swiss chard (chopped)
- 12 ounces (3/4 cup) Italian sausage
- 1/2 chopped onion
- 1 stalk celery (diced)
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 3 cups chicken broth (add more if needed)
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
- salt and ground black pepper– to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup Parmigiano reggiano (grated)
Pasta Fazool or more commonly called Paste e Fagioli is a hearty comfort soup straight from the Neapolitan region of Italy.
The dish consists of a tomato base soup cooked with macaroni, chard and lots of beans. Deep flavors from the legumes and sausage all combine together with the tangy tomatoes to make the perfect companion to any meal.
The soup is usually served in small quantities with sandwiches or bread to make it even more heartwarming. You can make this easy recipe on a chilly winter night and enjoy the warmth spreading though your body.
The dish although is high in calories, is a very hardy meal providing energy that lasts though out the day. It is also beneficial during recovery form an illness or injury. The beans in the soup are an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals that help the body regain strength.
Calories per serving: 883 Kcal
Fat per serving: 43.7 g
Carbohydrates per serving: 76.9 g
Protein per serving: 43.5 g
How to Make Sausage Pasta Fazool
Pasta e Fagioli is considered as one of the most “traditional” dishes in the Italian cuisine. Every region across Italy has its own version of the original soup.