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Pasta Fagioli

Warm up your week with this mouthwatering Italian soup that's not only delicious but good for you too!

Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Keyword comfort food, pasta, soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 469 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic large, chopped
  • 2 large Carrots chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 14 oz can chopped tomatoes or pureed tomatoes
  • 1 quart chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 14 oz cans Cannellini Beans
  • 1 3-inch piece Parmesan rind optional
  • 1 1⁄4 cups Small Pasta
  • Flat leaf parsley A couple of good handfuls, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper To taste


  1. Heat the oil in a large stock pot, then cook the onion, carrot, and celery until soft.
  2. Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  3. Pour in the stock, 1 can of beans (adding the liquid from the beans will add extra thickness to the soup) Parmesan rind (if using) and chopped tomatoes, and bring to a boil.
  4. Puree or mash the 2nd can of beans with a little of the liquid from the can and then add it to the pot. Bring to a boil and then cover and lower the heat to the lowest setting. 
  5. Let simmer for 1- 2 hours (although it can cook longer), stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove from heat, remove the rind with a slotted spoon and discard.
  7. Add the pasta, chopped parsley, and seasonings. Cook until the pasta is cooked al dente (adding water if the soup becomes too thick). 
    You can also cook the pasta separately.

  8. Serve in bowls topped grated Italian cheese and a sprinkling of chopped parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Pasta Fagioli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Potassium 460mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 73.6%
Vitamin C 7.4%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 9.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.