Pasta e Fagioli Soup (Italian Pasta and Bean Soup)

Pasta e Fagioli Soup (Italian Pasta and Bean Soup) ) I have totally been into soups lately making one or two soups per week and this only seems appropriate with the chilly weather that we have been having! With the release of my new eCookbook, Tasty Soups , I could not resist teasing you...

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, toasted and ground
  • 1/4 cup white wine or broth
  • 4 cups ham broth or chicken broth or chicken stock
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 (2 inch) piece parmesan rind
  • 1 cup ditalini pasta
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley, chopped (optional)

Directions

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