Pasta & Beans (Pasta e Fagioli)

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Pasta & Beans: now this is an Italian classic! It might seem like an unusual combination, but you will be surprised how delicious and nourishing this dish really is. Made with simple ingredients that everyone most certainly already has in their pantry.

Video recipe:

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: 2

Cusine: Vegan, Italian

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INGREDIENTS:

🌱1 carrot

🌱1 small onion

🌱3 cloves of garlic

🌱150 g small-cut pasta

🌱1 can of beans 

🌱4 Tbsp tomato sauce

🌱350 ml hot water

🌱2 sprigs of thyme

🌱A few fresh oregano leaves (or 1/2 tsp dried oregano)

🌱Salt & pepper to taste

🌱Topping: homemade vegan parmesan (recipe down the page)

How to prepare:

  1. In a pan, heat up some olive oil and cook the chopped onion, grated carrot and minced garlic for 3-4 minutes
  2. Then, add the beans, including the aquafaba from the can
  3. Add the tomato sauce, season with salt and pepper to taste and mix well
  4. Next, add the pasta and the hot water. The starch from the pasta will help thicken the sauce nicely.
  5. Add the fresh or dried thyme and oregano, mix well and let them boil under the lid for 10-15 minutes.
  6. When it’s all done, sprinkle some vegan parmesan on top. Here’s how you can prepare your own homemade vegan parmesan in less than 5 minutes:
  • 🌱2 Tbsp olive oil (heat it up in a pan)
  • 🌱4 Tbsp panko (mix the panko with the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes)
  • 🌱2 Tbsp nutritional yeast (add on top of panko)
  • 🌱2 tsp parsley and 1/2 tsp salt (mix with all the ingredients)

Easy, right? 

Buon appetito! 🤗

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