Carla Makes Pasta e Fagioli | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published on Dec 14, 2018
  • Join Carla in the Test Kitchen as she make pasta e fagioli! The key to a soup with fully developed savory flavor starts with the soffritto-a mix of aromatic vegetables that are slowly cooked in the first stage of cooking. Take your time sweating down the vegetables until they are completely softened before letting them take on any color. You’ll be surprised by how much volume they lose and how much liquid they release and by how much unquantifiable richness they lend to the final dish, which is nothing more than a combination of humble ingredients.
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  • Bon Appétit
    Bon Appétit  5 months ago +189

    Get yourself a Carla Fettuccine shirt here!

    • Philip Marlow
      Philip Marlow 3 months ago

      +Evan O. Me too. Actually, I hate carrots period and none of my children like them either.

    • Cathleen McKay
      Cathleen McKay 5 months ago

      May I ask the brand of Dutch oven used in this video? Thank you so much in advance!! 😊

    • Vi Ma
      Vi Ma 5 months ago

      Historically Past e Fagioli ('pasta fazzole') was a poor family's dish. It was not made with meat, leeks or extra virgin olive oil (just olive oil)...all expensive items. It eventually became a supper dish for Fridays when Italian Catholics did not eat meat. That being said, Thank you for showing your mother's recipe. I loved the way you explained the process. Thank you again.

    • Miss Marisa
      Miss Marisa 5 months ago

      Please tell her that I hate carrots! She must knooooww! I'm not a picky eater, but I hate carrot flavors.

    • Denise  Brashears
      Denise Brashears 5 months ago

      I can't do kale. I love pasta fagioli but I can't do kale do.

  • Lyoness Müller
    Lyoness Müller Day ago

    please its called Soffritto ... if you use italian words least write them correctly!! thank you!!

    • L A
      L A Day ago

      your name MULLER IS IT MUHLER OR MOOOYLER, no one cares!!!!!! She has a New York accent! GET A LIFE!!!!!!!

    • L A
      L A Day ago

      you are pretentious and annoying. have a nice life being miserable like you are!

  • Oskar von Reuenthal
    Oskar von Reuenthal 2 days ago

    05:13 LOL i like how she has to "translate" a real italian word to the one american greaseballs made up. if you said it correctly around them they'd definitely "correct" you

  • Cliff P
    Cliff P 3 days ago

    Hey I really don’t like carrots, I have to pick them out of chicken pot pie! What else could I use? I am assuming not potatoes?

  • Ilaria Lentini
    Ilaria Lentini 4 days ago

    It's amazing how we do things differently region-by-region in Italy. The version we make in Florence is totally different! I was so shocked about the ham and kale that I called my mother like "have you been teaching me wrong all along?" xD

  • Kaylan Norman
    Kaylan Norman 4 days ago

    My boyfriend is allergic to carrots so what should I replace those with lol

  • Marty Herrick
    Marty Herrick 6 days ago

    What if you're ALLERGIC to carrots?

  • Anthony Strunk
    Anthony Strunk 7 days ago

    Mmmmmm on a cold winter days.........🍲

  • bwhb
    bwhb 11 days ago +2

    How about adding some chickpeas? Did anybody try this yet? I just did and it fitted very well.

  • warning_fragile_ babydoll

    I despise carrots

  • Julius Lagoa
    Julius Lagoa 13 days ago +1

    carla: ... sofrito
    me: *stares in puerto rican*

  • Musiclover3
    Musiclover3 16 days ago

    If you don’t like carrots use turnips 😂

  • Laura Westenra
    Laura Westenra 17 days ago

    yea but ....won't the beans get all grainy because they're being cooked with salt?

  • Fogger
    Fogger 20 days ago

    I think Parmigiano is not vegetarian

  • O V H
    O V H 21 day ago

    what i wouldn't give to find out what brad, andy, molly where arguing about in the back....

  • Paola Mura
    Paola Mura 23 days ago


  • Alyssa Leal
    Alyssa Leal 23 days ago

    Could you grate the veg if you don’t have a food processor?

  • Muhsin Adi Putra
    Muhsin Adi Putra 24 days ago

    Good cooking but no personality, had a hard time to watched until the end but stayed for the soup.

  • Frank Kolton
    Frank Kolton 26 days ago

    Fagioli was named after an overly sweet smelling Italian gentleman who had a fabulous fashion sense.

  • Conrad Markwalder
    Conrad Markwalder 27 days ago

    She’s great at describing the how and why of her process, much respect.

  • Antonio Montana
    Antonio Montana Month ago

    Lookin good - except I think use a different green than kale -

  • Jeffreynot_ery
    Jeffreynot_ery Month ago

    you guys need to change the food processor blade. it got recalled by cusineart and they are giving free replacements to the new one. the current one you have is know to chip from the rivets connecting it to the plastic component so the new one is molded into the plastic.

  • lgmnow kondo
    lgmnow kondo Month ago +1

    canned tomatoes are definitely going to result in a better flavored soup....despite the fact that people think the exact opposite!

  • OmenaOmega
    OmenaOmega Month ago

    I start almost any dish i cook by sweating carrot and onion in olive oil, i never knew this actually had a name!

  • Sidney Mathious
    Sidney Mathious Month ago +1

    I have not eaten that type of soup before, but that looks great and I may cook some if I can remember to get the ingredients together at one time.

  • Prjndigo
    Prjndigo Month ago

    Ya don't like carrots? Parsnip, turnip, rutabegga, white yam, casava be advised you're gonna need something strong if you go parsnip

  • I'm Screaming
    I'm Screaming Month ago

    at 2:45 i’m allergic to carrots lol

  • Tiara Huffman
    Tiara Huffman Month ago

    I am the made up thing I don't like carrots lol

  • N. Schramm
    N. Schramm Month ago

    Really like the recipe - but stop using that amount of oil. 🙈

  • Pathfinder.Gregg
    Pathfinder.Gregg Month ago

    Looks delicious!

  • Arthur Dicrescento
    Arthur Dicrescento Month ago

    This is not Italian at all ,suppose to be a simple dish Kale!! really.

  • Frieda Livery
    Frieda Livery Month ago

    You get a like just for the puns! 😊 Looks amazing

  • PaKrM
    PaKrM Month ago

    Amazing recipe, I will be making this tomorrow! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • Shaye Eller
    Shaye Eller Month ago

    Question: can I substitute turnips for the carrot?

  • Joe Hunter
    Joe Hunter Month ago

    Could you use spinach instead of kale? I do not like the texture or flavor of kale much but LOVE spinach.

    • Joe Hunter
      Joe Hunter Month ago

      +Shafa Rizwan Thanks

    • Shafa Rizwan
      Shafa Rizwan Month ago

      sure! just add the spinach in around the time you add the pasta. kale is super hearty and needs time to cook down but spinach is delicate and basically just needs to be wilted. hope this helped!

  • hoburn1
    hoburn1 Month ago

    ...nothing other to say, other than I loved this whole clip!....and her!...

  • Ali Macabre
    Ali Macabre Month ago

    soFFriTTo. 2 F , 2 T.

  • Xavier Paquin
    Xavier Paquin Month ago

    I want that pot she's cooking in

  • Sappho And Her Silhouette

    i have a problem with carrots. carrots can go suck a lemon.

  • Kaamiya Hargis
    Kaamiya Hargis Month ago

    "Who doesn't like carrots?" ummm, after Molly's chicken pot pie recipe, I think I know!

  • SteveCollective
    SteveCollective Month ago +1

    Pasta E. “The gays are shook”-ioli 😂

  • Ruby Moon
    Ruby Moon Month ago


  • Sergio Onofre Junior

    I can't stop watching this.

  • Maddie Marie
    Maddie Marie Month ago

    I think molly would prefer turnips over carrots...

  • Dom Bo
    Dom Bo Month ago

    From 00:54 to 7:08 i'm like : Hey Molly !

  • Pliny 830
    Pliny 830 2 months ago

    This is definitely NOT really Italian. Always carrot, onion, celery, and then add a chunk of pancetta or salt pork. In many northern Italian areas all they put is some tomato paste to color the soup and intensify the other flavors. KALE? That's it: I'm out.

  • Johnny Wang
    Johnny Wang 2 months ago +10

    Carla: “Who doesn’t like carrots!?”
    Molly: “You don’t want carrots. But turnips!”

  • Daniel Rivas
    Daniel Rivas 2 months ago

    382 people dont like carrots

  • Tommy Kim
    Tommy Kim 2 months ago

    This video is the best recipe video in the internet. I take these steps, change some ingredients now and then to make stellar soups. Thank you Carla!!!

  • N F
    N F 2 months ago

    I think a rough chop of celery, carrots , onions and garlic is much nicer. It more pleasing to the eye to see the vegetables not mush. I never add any meat. Your recipe sucks!

  • Holly Henry
    Holly Henry 2 months ago

    I made this and it was delicious!

  • Natalie Hinojosa
    Natalie Hinojosa 2 months ago

    I have made this soup about 3 times now and it gets better each time. Soooooooo goooooooooooood

  • Jasmine Milan
    Jasmine Milan 2 months ago

    I hate carrots. 😭😭😭

  • Patricia Hedegaard
    Patricia Hedegaard 2 months ago +7

    Thank you for sharing your mothers amazing recipe. It is very special. I cannot wait to make it

  • Leslie Payne
    Leslie Payne 2 months ago

    My accountant is in Palm Springs. As a matter of fact going there today. After getting a beating (figuratively) I would head to Sonny Bono’s restaurant for pasta fasoule (sp?). Felt better afterwards.

  • Dragmire800
    Dragmire800 2 months ago +2

    Carla said that you should use a Parmesan rind especially if you are vegetarian and not using the ham hock
    But Parmesan is a non vegetarian cheese. It contains animal rennet. There are vegetarian variations of Parmesan, but it cannot legally be called Parmesan unless it conforms to the traditional methods of creation, which require animal rennet

  • Jonathan Petrucelli
    Jonathan Petrucelli 2 months ago

    Love the recipe one of my favorites. Just had trouble reducing the veggies w the cover on

  • Megan Pattelli
    Megan Pattelli 2 months ago

    I like raw carrots but not cooked ones.

  • Jessica Williams
    Jessica Williams 2 months ago

    I couldn't find kale like that, but I did find some Broccolini. Is it okay to use?

  • Feanaaro
    Feanaaro 2 months ago

    Why wouldn't you want to eat the rind? It's delicious...

  • thestreakingninja
    thestreakingninja 2 months ago

    I love celery but i *hate* carrots LOL I'm also allergic to both :(

  • TommyZ DoesStuff
    TommyZ DoesStuff 2 months ago

    If you don't like carrots grow up you toddler

  • Sneaky Bubble
    Sneaky Bubble 2 months ago

    But I dont like carrots!!!!

  • tsocanuck
    tsocanuck 2 months ago +1

    Carla ...i would use swiss char instead of kale ...way more flavour (italo/canadian)

  • Elise Anne
    Elise Anne 2 months ago

    Carla should make something with the Why Don't We boys

  • Matt Ayers
    Matt Ayers 2 months ago

    i think iam in love... yep i am =-)~

  • Jonathan Presly
    Jonathan Presly 2 months ago +51

    "what if you don't like carrots?"
    *someone in background*
    "Go to hell!"

    • Mary Ann Borg
      Mary Ann Borg Month ago +1

      To the person in the background, "I'll meet you there."

  • Kristan Makl
    Kristan Makl 2 months ago

    Thank you Carla! This has become me and my husband’s new favorite for cold nights. it is sooooooo tasty

  • Chelsey
    Chelsey 2 months ago

    i dont like carrots LOL awkwarddddddd

  • Anna Azarov
    Anna Azarov 2 months ago

    I don’t like to use pork it’s not healthy meat instead you can use lamb or chicken

  • Belinda Zirnis
    Belinda Zirnis 2 months ago

    Carla is my favourite, she's just so wholesome and hilarious!

  • shivansh Harish
    shivansh Harish 2 months ago

    wait, if you're a vegetarian, you can't have Parm right?

  • Scott Crosby
    Scott Crosby 2 months ago

    All the women on this channel are stunning!

  • Codi
    Codi 2 months ago

    pls adopt me carla

  • John Cipriano
    John Cipriano 2 months ago

    For the Tomatoes Use Cento San Mariano you cannot go wrong

  • Tribu Conde
    Tribu Conde 3 months ago

    can i add celery?

  • Betty Page-Crocker
    Betty Page-Crocker 3 months ago

    You forgot to add love;-)

  • an actual superhero
    an actual superhero 3 months ago

    All of those hard Italian cheeses ARE NOT vegetarian !!
    She doesn't know.

    • an actual superhero
      an actual superhero 2 months ago +1

      +stormbob ? She clearly doesn't know, just as much as you. Traditional Italian hard cheeses use animal rennet usually calf rennet, hence why pesto isn't allowed for vegetarians because parmigiano reggiano is used to make it. Please, no need to get on your high horse about a topic you don't know about.

    • stormbob
      stormbob 2 months ago

      Just because you don't know what vegetarian means doesn't mean Carla doesn't. Jesus. Vegetarian = no meat. Vegan = no animal products. Cheese is vegetarian, but not vegan.

  • egodeosum
    egodeosum 3 months ago

    couldnt get any kale. Can I substitute savoy cabbage?

  • Alex Daniel
    Alex Daniel 3 months ago

    FYI. If you're "not using a ham hock because you're vegetarian" you wouldn't be eating pecorino, grana Padano or Parmesan because non of them are vegetarian cheeses.

  • Whatever
    Whatever 3 months ago

    Does the cheese rind dissolve or do you spoon it out? Ok nevermind. I commented before watching the end.

  • Jordan Leong
    Jordan Leong 3 months ago

    I love how Carla thinks about the veggieheads

  • Ayla Carter
    Ayla Carter 3 months ago

    Carla you make food sound so so good!! 😊

  • Ayla Carter
    Ayla Carter 3 months ago

    Wow thats one long skinny carrot!!

  • Philip Marlow
    Philip Marlow 3 months ago

    I am an Italian American 2nd generation. I have eaten pasta fazool all my life and never have eaten or made it with carrots. No one in our family likes carrots...period. And guess what. It tastes just fine.

  • Katie Hartley
    Katie Hartley 3 months ago

    You mentioned you would make this recipe in college. Would you say this recipe is college budget friendly?

  • Gregor Miller
    Gregor Miller 3 months ago

    Sebastian Maniscalco makes a great pasta e Fagioli!...Wood some Herb De Provence be a good addition at Veg stage?

  • Isom Durm
    Isom Durm 3 months ago

    the pasta of my people, the fagioli

  • Todd W
    Todd W 3 months ago

    In our family, who ever got the bayleaf had to do the dishes.

  • Efia Nipah
    Efia Nipah 3 months ago +2

    it's SOFFRITTO,not sofrito. Thanks

  • NatW
    NatW 3 months ago

    could this be done in a slow cooker? or is that too much cooking time

  • cassio oliveira
    cassio oliveira 3 months ago

    those garlic cloves are gigantic lol

  • Jamie White
    Jamie White 3 months ago

    What cheese do you recommend if your vegetarian as you can’t use parmesan rind as strictly speaking it’s made of animal rennet

  • HurricaneSalim
    HurricaneSalim 3 months ago +11

    "Oh no, you ditalini!"
    "Oh yes, I cannelini!"

    I'll see myself out, now.

  • Leah
    Leah 3 months ago

    Sofrito/soffritto is not an exclusively Italian word nor is it an exclusively Italian ingredient. In Spanish, it is spelled only with one t and one f. So please. Calm down about the amount of lack of letters ffs 🙄 I don't think anyone claimed that this is the most authentic pasta e fagioli recipe, in fact she begins the video by telling us that it's her mother's own recipe. She made it the way she wanted to make it and that's just something all of you sticklers and Italians are going to have to deal with. On that same note, yeah, it's a lot of garlic. You uh...don't have to use that much if you don't want to.

    BMWMED1 3 months ago

    Wait wtf you call it pasta fagioli? Its pasta fahzool.

  • Rosario Longoria
    Rosario Longoria 3 months ago

    Ok Carla..Thxs to this recipe the channel got a new subscriber! 😍

  • St 789
    St 789 3 months ago

    I always see extra virgin olive oil in recipes and I'm not sure I want to spend all that money, so can anyone tell me if I'd be able to use vegetable oils like avocado or sunflower?

    • St 789
      St 789 3 months ago

      +PumpkinsnBlackcats Thanks! I'll try that.

  • Fraser Shaw
    Fraser Shaw 3 months ago

    Is a soffritto just a Mirepoix?

  • Juliette Raines
    Juliette Raines 3 months ago

    what's with the amish apron?