A classic Italian pasta and bean soup with so many different possibilities! Adding a can of garbanzo beans to the recipe gives you one idea!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot, place cranberry beans and water. Bring to a boil. Cover pot and turn heat off. Allow to stand for one hour on burner.

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  • Drain beans and return to large cooking pot. Add wine, beef broth, and chicken broth. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

  • Puree half of the beans. Return to the pot. Add the garlic, tomato paste, parsley, and farfalle pasta. Simmer gently, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes, or until pasta is tender and soup is thick. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese. Garnish with drizzled olive oil, and additional grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

454.2 calories; 27.1 g protein; 68.8 g carbohydrates; 5.4 mg cholesterol; 965.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
I've been looking for this recipe and it tasted delicious and very easy to prepare. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/19/2003
HORRIBLE - the only word I can use to describe this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and it was not good. Too much of a garlic taste too thick. Maybe I did something wrong. Definately will remove this from my recipe box. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
I've been looking for this recipe and it tasted delicious and very easy to prepare. Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
12/19/2003
HORRIBLE - the only word I can use to describe this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and it was not good. Too much of a garlic taste too thick. Maybe I did something wrong. Definately will remove this from my recipe box. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2008
This was good but not great! I had to add salt and pepper because it was a little bland. I think next time a may have to try a different recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
I've been looking for this recipe and it tasted delicious and very easy to prepare. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2006
Quick Easy Delicious recipe! Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2017
This is such a simple soup to make and it goes a long way on flavor. And I had everything in my pantry to make it. I would just add celery to make this more like my Nonna made it. Don't skip on the grated parm! Deliziosa e riempimento! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/12/2010
I know there are different variations to recipes but why mess with the mail ingredients. First I had problems trying to find "cranberry beans"....no one knew what I was talking about. After it was done it didn't even look like the Pasta Fagioli that I am used to eating. I usually don't give a bad review..... Sorry.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2011
Very tasty and easy to prepare! I added a few more spices and used cannellini beans instead of cranberry beans (only because thats what I had on hand) but I didnt change the recipe much and it was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2018
Great reviews from dad and grandchildren. Yummy. Full of flavor. Will make again. Read More