Green Pasta e Fagioli (pasta & beans)

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $0.81
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3 clovesGarlic
3 cupsFresh or Frozen Greens (kale, spinach, chard etc.)
1 cupParsley
1/2 cupSmall Shaped Pasta (i.e. ditalini, elbow)
1 canChickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 1/2 tbspOlive Oil
4 cupsBoiling Water
1/2 tspSea Salt and Ground Black Pepper


  1. In a soup pot over medium heat, add olive oil.
  2. Add crushed garlic and slowly cook until lightly browned.
  3. Add your greens and parsley and stir through.
  4. Cover with boiling water from your kettle.
  5. Use a hand blender and blend until smooth.
  6. Add pasta and chickpeas. Simmer until the pasta is cooked, about 15 minutes.
  7. Taste and season. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon and serve.
  8. (optional) Garnish with grated parmesan and chili flakes.


Cooking Tips

  • One pot meals: Preparing a recipe that requires many steps, pieces of equipment and cookware, just means that you'll be spending a lot more time and energy cleaning up. 
  • Soups, stews and slow braised meals are great to prepare all in one pot or dish. This will ensure that you can enjoy your meal without worrying about the dishes afterwards.
  • Well stocked pantry: Keep your pantry well stocked with canned & dry goods that will save you from unnecessary trips to the grocery store. You can create some quick and healthy meals by keeping items in your dry storage like canned beans, canned tuna, barley, couscous, dried lentils, flours, rice, dry herbs and spices.​