Zuppa Di Fagioli Con La Pasta Recipe


Preparation Time1 Hr 0 MinCooking Time2 Hr 0 Min
Ready In3 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Dried white haricot beans1⁄2 Pound
 Water4 Pint
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Smoked ham1⁄2 Pound, cooked, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
 Onions1⁄2 Ounce, finely chopped
 Celery1 Ounce, finely chopped
 Garlic1⁄2 Teaspoon, finely chopped
 Lean salt pork1⁄4 Pound (in 1 piece)
 Salt1 Teaspoon (generous teaspoon)
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Spaghetti2 Ounce, broken/cut into 1 inch pieces
 Freshly grated parmesan cheese2 Tablespoon (as required)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 511 Calories from Fat 223

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g39.3%

Saturated Fat 7.7 g38.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 67.9 mg

Sodium 1726.3 mg71.9%

Total Carbohydrates 42 g13.9%

Dietary Fiber 9.9 g39.6%

Sugars 2.6 g

Protein 30 g61%

Vitamin A 1.9% Vitamin C 1.2%

Calcium 20.1% Iron 28.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a medium sized saucepan put 3 pints of water, add the beans and boil them for 2 minutes.
2. Take it off the heat and let it soak for 1 hour.
3. After an hour, drain the beans and save the water.
4. Add fresh cold water, enough to make it about 3 1/4 pints.
5. Chop the ham, onions, celery and garlic together into very small pieces ( this mixture is called a battuto).
6. In a large pan, heat oil and add the battuto and cook for about 10 minutes or until it is lightly coloured, stirring frequently.
7. Now add the beans, water and salt pork and season with salt and pepper.
8. Increase the heat to high and bring it to a boil, lower the heat and simmer covering partially for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until the beans are tender.
9. Skim the fat off the soup and discard the salt pork.
10. Take out half of the beans from the soup with a perforated spoon and puree them through a sieve or food mill and then return to the soup.
11. Cook on low heat, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes.
12. Put in the spaghetti and cook on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until the spaghetti is tender.
13. Season the soup with salt and pepper as per your taste.

14. Pour the soup into a large tureen or soup bowls and serve hot garnished with grated cheese.