Pasta E Fagioli



  1. In a Dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add prosciutto and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer prosciutto to paper towels.
  4. Drain.
  5. Add onion, celery, carrot, and garlic to Dutch oven and cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Stir in oregano and red pepper flakes.
  7. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  8. Add broth, undrained tomatoes, and pasta shells and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes.
  9. Use a fork to mash one can of the beans.
  10. Stir all beans into pasta mixture.
  11. Simmer 5 minutes.
  12. Stir in parsley and lemon juice.
  13. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan and the prosciutto.