I found this bag in the pantry. I am not sure when I bought it or why. I presume it’s because I never had Pasta Fagioli and I bought it while hungry. I added a few real life essentials. Bon Appetit.
- 1 Cost Plus World Market package of Pasta Faggioli
- 1 can of fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 bell pepper
- 2 roma tomatoes
- 1 cup red wine
- 4 cups of beef broth
- 3 Scallions
- 4 Garlic
- 1 poblano pepper
- 1 carrot
- 1 smoked sausage
- a few pinches of Herb ‘n farm
Preparation: Roast tomatoes, bell pepper and poblano pepper until charred. In food processor pulse onion carrot and garlic (this is the mirepoix). Place mirepoix in Dutch oven or lightly oiled skillet and cook until fragrant. Pulse roasted ingredients and stir into Dutch oven along with fire roasted tomatoes with liquid, beef broth, beans, half the seasoning pack, and half cup red wine .Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for two hours. Add pasta, the rest of seasoning packet, and remaining cup red wine. Continue to simmer covered for about 10 minutes or until pasta is tender. Add smoked sausage, cook another five minutes. Garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese if you desire.
Verdict: I wouldn’t buy it again. The pasta didn’t stand out. It cooked for hours but the savory scent never filled my home and it just tasted like chili. I do applaud them on the variety of beans.