Hearty and Delicious Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe

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Hearty and Delicious Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 11, 2023

Warm up with a bowl of this comforting and flavorful pasta fagioli soup. Made with a combination of pasta, vegetables, beans, and aromatic herbs, this soup is perfect for chilly days or when you're craving a hearty meal. It's easy to make and can be ready in just 30 minutes.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup ditalini pasta or any small pasta shape
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (for topping)


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onion, minced garlic, diced carrot, and diced celery. Sauté until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes (with their juices), cannellini beans, chicken broth, dried oregano, and dried thyme to the pot. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. While the soup is simmering, cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  6. Once the soup has simmered, add the cooked pasta to the pot and stir to combine.
  7. Taste the soup and adjust the seasonings if needed.
  8. To serve, ladle the pasta fagioli soup into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.
  9. Enjoy the warm and comforting pasta fagioli soup!

Interesting Facts

  • Pasta fagioli is a traditional Italian soup that translates to 'pasta and beans' in English.
  • The dish originated in Italy as a peasant food and was made with inexpensive pantry ingredients.
  • It is a popular dish in Italian-American cuisine and often enjoyed during the colder months.