Pasta e Fagioli Soup (Italian Pasta and Bean Soup)

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Prep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:35 minutes Total Time:45 minutes Servings: 6

A tasty Italian style bean and pasta soup with sausage and plenty of vegetables!

  • 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed (or ground beef)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seeds (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 6 cups chicken broth (or beef broth, or ham broth)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme (optional)
  • 1 cup ditalini pasta (gluten free for gluten free)
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan cheese), grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped (optional)
  1. Cook the sausage in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, breaking it apart as it cooks, and set aside.
  2. Add the oil, onion, carrot, and celery to the pan and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, fennel seeds, and tomato paste, mix, and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the broth, sausage, tomatoes, beans, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and pasta, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the pasta is cooked al-dente tender, about 7 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat, mix in the parmesan and let it melt.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, mix in the parsley and enjoy!

Slow Cooker: Implement step 1, optionally implement steps 2-4, place everything except the pasta in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-10 hours or high for 2-4 hours before adding the beans and pasta and cooking on high until the pasta is al dente, about 20-30 minutes.
Option: Use pecorino romano cheese instead of parmesan.
Option: Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce or fish sauce.
Option: Add cream for a creamy version!
Option: Add more veggies such as spinach, green beans, etc.!

Nutrition Facts: Calories 663, Fat 31g (Saturated 10g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 68mg, Sodium 1243mg, Carbs 61g (Fiber 10g, Sugars 12g), Protein 33g

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