So I love Pasta e Fagioli, it's easy and yummy, esp. my version! I add a little something, something to it, because just the beans and pasta don't cut it. So here is my version.
1 Pound ditalini macaroni
1 Pound Sausage
1 clove garlic, cleaned and sliced thin
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 Cup Olive oil
1 28-Oz. can diced tomatoes
3 Tablespoons chopped parsley separate
1 Quart of chicken broth, (I like beef broth too)
Brown sausage, onion and garlic. Add tomato and parsley with the liquid from the tomatoes to the sausage mixture. Dissolve the tomato paste in the broth. Add this to the diced tomato and seasoning mixture. Empty the beans (do not drain) to the mixture. Cover and simmer for one hour. In a separate kettle, cook the macaroni and drain it, add to the bean and tomato mixture, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Before serving, salt and pepper to taste.