Pasta E Fagioli This one-pot meal is a classic Italian soup. It's literally means pasta and beans, but it's much more than that! 8-10 servings 8 cups water 2 1/2 tbsp. salt, divided 1 lb. dried cannellini beans 1/2 lb. (5 to 6 pieces) thick-cut bacon, diced 2 large yellow onions, diced 3 celery stalks, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup white wine 1 bay leaf 1/2 lb. pasta 5 thyme sprigs 10 oz. baby spinach