I seriously felt like the Rat in Ratatouille as I was making this. There is just something about using fresh herbs in Italian food that makes it so amazing..... This dish is commonly known as Pasta e Fagoli. Something about the word Fazul makes me smile. I can hear my daddy saying it. So I went with Pasta Fazul.....
I gathered a 'base' of what I thought would/should go in the Fazul:
2 Italian Sausages - Next time, I'll use more.
1 box smallish Pasta
1 can diced tomatoes (I added a second one)
2 Cans Tomato Sauce (I added a third)
4 cubes Chicken Bouillon
5 cups water
1 Bay Leaf
Fresh Italian Parsley
1 Can Black Beans
1 Can Kidney Beans
First, I cut up the sausage with kitchen shears, added garlic and browned on the bottom of my soup pot.
In went all the herbs........
Let simmer until the pasta is done.
This is a 'stew' like consistency. If you want it soupier, add more chicken broth or tomato sauce.
Garnish with Parmesan Cheese.