Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pasta Fagioli

Pasta Fagioli, one of my favorite pasta dishes, so on this cold snowy day that is what I made.  Actually, I did not want to go to the store shopping for anything, so used what I had in the house.   It worked out really nice.


1 can (400 g) garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 garlic clove, cut in half
salt and pepper to taste
Parmigiano grated
fresh Parsley, mince about half handful (if I had basil, I would have used that)
400 g bacon
400 g short pasta
extra virgin olive oil


Cook the bacon on a sheet pan in a preheated oven 180C for about 35 minutes, turning occasionally.  When done, remove to a plate with paper towels and pat dry.

Drain the beans and rinse well, in a heavy bottom pan, add a good glug of olive oil and cook the garlic till it starts to turn brown a little and then remove it.  Add the beans, and season with salt & pepper.

Bring a large stock pot with water to a boil and add salt, then the pasta.  Cook till al dente. Drain the pasta, and place into a dish (save some of the pasta water).  Add the beans, parmigiano, parsley, crumbled up the bacon and maybe a little more oil if you wish.  Mix everything together and taste for seasoning, you may need some salt and pepper.



  1. Another lovely dish, we call garbanzo beans, chickpeas so for a second I didn't know what they were till I saw the photo. So glad you had all the ingredients in the house, what a severe winter you're having, bet you can't wait for Spring!

  2. What a lovely simple yet very tasty sounding dish- think I will be trying this one! I have to say I thought the same as Catherine- wasnt sure of Garbanzo beans and then saw them in photo, and thought they look like chickpeas- phew- not going crazy….learn something new every day! The bacon would add a lovely flavour…thks for sharing xxx