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: 10 mins cook: 20 mins total: 30 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 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


    Step 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.

    Step 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.

    Step 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; protein 14.4g; carbohydrates 34.9g; fat 9.6g; cholesterol 18.7mg; sodium 199mg.


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