Pasta e Patane

Pasta e Patane, also known as Pasta e Fagioli, is a classic Italian soup that features pasta and beans. Here’s a simple and delicious recipe for Pasta e Patane:

Pasta e Patane:


  • 1 cup small pasta (such as ditalini or small shells)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


  1. Cook Pasta:
    • Cook the pasta in a separate pot according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Sauté Vegetables:
    • In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion, minced garlic, celery, and carrots. Sauté until the vegetables are softened.
  3. Add Beans and Tomatoes:
    • Stir in cannellini beans and diced tomatoes (with their juices) into the pot.
  4. Season the Soup:
    • Add vegetable or chicken broth, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using). Bring the soup to a simmer and let it cook for about 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Combine Pasta and Soup:
    • Add the cooked pasta to the soup and simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  6. Adjust Seasoning:
    • Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if necessary. If the soup is too thick, you can add more broth.
  7. Serve:
    • Ladle the Pasta e Patane into bowls. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley.
  8. Enjoy:
    • Serve the soup hot and enjoy the comforting flavors of Pasta e Patane.

This hearty and flavorful Pasta e Patane makes for a satisfying meal, especially during colder months. Feel free to customize the recipe by adding more vegetables or adjusting the seasoning to suit your taste.

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