ZENB Elbows Pasta e Fagioli


PREP TIME 10 minutes

COOK TIME 35 minutes

TOTAL TIME 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 539g
Servings: 6

Calories: 310

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat11g14%
Saturated Fat3.5g18%
Dietary Fiber10g36%
Total Sugar5g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 174mg 15%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 432mg 10%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


ZENB Pasta Variety

Get excited to cook up this low calorie version of the traditional Italian soup, Pasta e Fagioli. Using ZENB Elbows Pasta, this dish delivers on taste while staying low in fat and sodium. Whether you want to enjoy this as a main dish or as part of a larger dinner, we cannot wait for you to give it a try!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 ounces pancetta, finely chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups (6 ounces) ZENB Elbow Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, stemmed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided



Heat olive oil in large pot on medium heat. Cook pancetta 4-6 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Transfer to paper-towel-lined plate with slotted spoon.


Add onion, garlic, salt and red pepper to drippings. Cook 5-6 minutes, or until translucent. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring frequently until slightly darkened in color. Stir in broth, ZENB Pasta, beans, tomatoes and rosemary. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Cook 11-13 minutes or until pasta is tender.


Stir in 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese. Garnish with crispy pancetta and remaining Parmesan before serving.

Tasty Tips

For a slightly smoky flavor, substitute bacon for pancetta.

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