Quick & easy pasta fagioli recipe/ pasta e fagioli, made in one pot in 30 minutes on stovetop. Packed with simple ingredients: Italian herbs, beef, beans, vegetables.
In a large nonstick pot, heat oil over medium high heat.
Add ground beef or Italian sausage and cook until brown. Drain fat.
Add garlic, ginger, onion, carrots, celery, zucchini and cook until tender all vegetables are tender.
Add broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, basil, oregano, thyme, parsley, marjoram, rosemary, salt, pepper and bring everything to a boil.
Reduce the heat to medium low and add the pasta and let it simmer until pasta is halfway cooked. Be sure to stir occasionally to prevent soup from burning and sticking to the pot.
Add beans and zucchini and cook until pasta is al dente.
Garnish with fresh basil or parsley and freshly shredded parmesan cheese and serve immediately.