Need to have dinner ready in less than 30 minutes? Minimal dishes? Here’s your answer: One-Pot Pasta e Fagioli is literally dinner in a pot! “Pasta and Beans” is the easiest meal ever…pasta, beans, tomatoes and cheese simmered to perfection!



  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 cups homemade or canned chicken stock
  • 1 15-oz. can stewed Italian-style tomatoes
  • 6 oz. chunky pasta (farfalle, fusilli, gemelli)
  • 1 15-oz. can cannellini or small white beans
  • 1 bunch fresh basil (or 1 tsp. each dried basil and oregano but fresh is highly recommended)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated pecorino or parmesan cheese


  1. Mince garlic and cook in oil for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add stock and tomatoes and heat until boiling.
  3. Add pasta and cook until al dente.
  4. Stir in beans and basil and heat.
  5. Stir some cheese in with pasta just before serving, and sprinkle cheese and extra basil on top.


  • Add cooked chicken or prosciutto for a heavier meal.
  • A salad or crusty bread to lap up the juices is all you need for a complete dinner.

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