I wondered for ages about what it was then came across a recipe for 'pasta fagioli' and this is it !! It is just pronounced pasta fazool. I make no claims on its exact authenticity as there were quite a few different recipes around. It was just by looking at the recipe realised it could easily be slimming world friendly plus it's really filling and also quick and cheap to make ...hooray!!
Pasta Fagioli (or fazool)
1 can chopped tomatoes
2 pints chicken stock
3 rashers lean bacon (all fat removed and chopped)
1 large onion (chopped)
1 stick of celery (chopped)
1 tbsp tomato puree
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
8oz dried spaghetti (broken into 2 inch pieces)
2 cans or 1 large can of beans (I used borlotti but you can use cannellini or even red kidney beans if you like..drained and rinsed)
1/2 tsp dried chili flakes
salt and pepper
Spray a large pan with the spray oil and add the bacon, celery, chili flakes, garlic and onion and over a medium heat fry until the vegetables are soft .
Add the stock, tomatoes, tomato puree and the spaghetti and bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer until the pasta is cooked, Add the beans, stir well and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Syn free on extra easy