i love pasta fagioli soup. it is espically with the fall weather, a nice warm soup hits the spot. and with some crusty bread on the side, HEAVEN ON EARTH I'M TELLING YOU!
my mother's family's last name is 'martin' (we think it was originally martini but they changed it to not sound so italian! wtfreak!?). and this is a martin family recipe.
(image is of nana, some of her sisters and friends at the jersey shore. notice, no fist bumping.)
except it is from this martin family...
oh well...he must be family, right?
i got this from a book that dean martin's daughter, deana, wrote a few years ago. i have made it and it is yummy!
Martin family* Pasta Fagioli
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2, 15 oz cans cannelloni beans
6 c water
Dash of salt and pepper
¼ t ground cinnamon
8 oz tubetini pasta
¼ c grated parmesan cheese
Heat oil in large pan and saute’ the onion for 1 minute. Add beans and water. Season with salt and pepper. Add cinnamon, cover and bring to a boil. Boil for 15 mins then reduce heat and simmer for 1.5 hours. Check now and ten and add boiling water as necessary. Add the pasta and contine simmering until pasta is done. Remove from heat and service with grated cheese.
*this is actually the Dean Martin family’s receipe for Pasta Fagioli, not that Pat and Mickey Martin family