Pasta Fazoolander


This is an answer to all the people who claim not having enough time to cook after a long day at work. This entire recipe, start to finish, takes about 30 minutes. It is the kind of dish you really want to savor on a chilly winter day.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste

  • 1 anchovy fillet, chopped

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup dry cheese tortellini

  • 1 (15 ounce) can white beans, rinsed and drained

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes

  • 1 pinch dried oregano

  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in tomato paste and anchovy fillet, cook until fragrant and color deepens, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Stir in tortellini and beans; cook until tortellini are cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 10 minutes.

  3. Stir in salt, black pepper, 1 pinch red pepper flakes, and oregano. Add spinach; cook and stir until just wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Ladle into bowls and garnish with red pepper flakes and grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

278 Calories
10g Fat
35g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 278
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 199mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 203mg 16%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 634mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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