Fasta Pasta

The Original Microwave Cooker

Pasta E Fagioli

Serves 4

This is the quick and easy version of Pasta E Fagioli. 

 2 1/4 cups small shell pasta

1 tsp. salt

 1/2 onion

1 Tbs. olive oil

  6 oz. canned red kidney beans, drained

14 oz. can diced tomatoes (with juice)

14 oz. beef or chicken broth

1 cup spaghetti sauce

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

salt and pepper to taste

dash of Tabasco (optional)

Directions:

  • Place pasta and salt in cooker.
  • Add water to level 4.
  • Cook 14-15 mins.

Meanwhile:

  • Chop onion
  • In a large saucepan, heat olive oil
  • Add onion; saute until tender
  • Add beans, tomatoes with juice, broth, spaghetti sauce and oregano. Let simmer until the pasta is done
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Add Tabasco if you like

Back to the Pasta:

  • Remove pasta from microwave;
  • Drain
  • Combine with soup