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Hearty Tortellini Pasta e Fagioli
serves 2

Tortellini Pasta E FagioliINGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small carrot, chopped (optional)
  • 2 small celery stalks, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups tomato basil or marinara sauce
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 14.5-ounce can of cannellini beans
  • 1 pound any ham tortellini, such as pancetta or prosciutto, preferably mini-sized
  • Grated Parmesan to garnish
  • Thinly sliced prosciutto to garnish (optional)

PROCEDURE

Heat the oil in a stockpot over medium heat and add the vegetables.  Season with salt and pepper, and stir often until the onion is translucent.  Add the tomato sauce and broth, and bring to a rolling boil.  Add the beans and ham tortellini, and cover to two minutes until the tortellini are just cooked.  Ladle into bowls and top with Parmesan and prosciutto.

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