Saturday, February 26, 2011

Patch Column: Pasta e Fagioli


This week on my Patch Column, "Cooking with Chelsea", I'm featuring homemade Pasta e Fagioli soup.  A hearty, warm dish made with vegetables, cannelloni beans, and rotini pasta.

I wondered before making it, how different it would be in comparison to my favorite Minestrone Soup.  They seemed quite similar with a tomato based broth and vegetables.  However, to my delight, the flavoring of the bacon separated the two dishes quite impressively.  The addition of bacon created a smoky underlying flavor that I loved- a flavor element not present in minestrone.

This Pasta e Fagioli recipe is unique and stands alone in it's class.  It is definitely one to try bringing comfort food to another level.  This is another recipe I'll be adding to my soup rotation to keep me and my family warm and cozy during the remaining cold winter days and nights!

Click here to get the recipe on Patch!



  1. OMG..that is one beautiful plate! Love this photo and recipe is fantastic too!

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  4. Great dish for a rainy day...sticks to your ribs.

  5. Sounds DEVINE... and looks DEEELICIOUS!