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Pasta Fagioli Soup – Tomato Soup With Pasta & Beans

The easiest 30-minute pasta fagioli soup made with sauteed veggies, borlotti beans (cranberry beans), tomato and of course pasta! It’so hearty, healthy and sooo flavourful. This pasta fagioli soup is also a great, quick filling lunch or dinner served with some good crusty bread!

Because it’s still cold out there and we need some warming comfort food.

pasta fagioli soup in two bowls with torn crusty bread

This pasta fagioli soup is sooo unbelievably easy to make! I love it because it’s hearty, filling and really delicious PLUS it’s healthy!

I love comfort food, it’s the kind of food I enjoy the most and it’s what I always crave. Usually, that involves a lot of cheesy dishes such as my butternut squash lasagna or this Winter salad with Gorgonzola dressing (sooo delicious). But what I’ve come to realise is that I’m happiest when I’m cozy!

I recently discovered this Danish word “Hygge” pronunced (hue-guh). There’s no literal translation for this in English but it’s a word that’s used to describe a moment or feeling of coziness. You know when you’re curled up on the sofa with a warm blanket, candles and fairy lights on, glass of vino in hand and you get a little burst of happiness and butterflies? That’s Hygge!

I love this soooo much because it’s me! It’s so, totally me in every way. That’s why I love comfort food because I just love that cozy feeling and this pasta fagioli soup is one of those dishes that gives you that hygge feeling without leaving you feeling bloated or slugish afterwards.

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How To Make Pasta Fagioli Soup – Step By Step

Finely chop the carrot, celery, red bell pepper and onion. Saute the veg in a large pot with a little olive oil for 5 minutes then add the chopped garlic and saute for another 1-2 minutes (photo 1).

Once all the veggies are soft add the chicken or vegetable stock and tinned plum tomatoes. Bring it to a boil then turn down to a simmer for 10 minutes (photos 1-2).

step by step photos for making pasta fagioli soup

Add the borlotti beans (cranberry beans) and simmer for 1-2 minutes then blitz around half of the soup for a smoother texture (photo 4-5).

Tip: You don’t need to puree the soup but I like to puree half of it for a smoother texture.

Next, add the pasta and simmer the soup for another 7-8 minutes or until the pasta is al dente, serve (photo 6).

Tips For Making Pasta Fagioli Soup

Adding the pasta

  • If you are not eating this soup straight away then don’t add the pasta as it will swell and eventually turn mushy and very soft. Instead add as much pasta as you’re going to eat so if you only want 1 bowl, heat the soup up with just 1 small handful of dried pasta.

What Beans To Add?

  • I like to add borlotti beans but you could also add cannellini (white) beans or pretty much any pre-cooked and canned beans you prefer.

Blitzing the soup

  • If you prefer a chunkier soup then you don’t need to blend it. I prefer a smoother, thicker texture and like to blitz around half of the soup before adding the pasta. I like to use an immersion blender for this as it’s super easy and convenient.

a close up of pasta fagioli soup in a blue bowl with crusty bread

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5 from 6 votes
Pasta Fagioli Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
The easiest 30-minute pasta fagioli soup made with sauteed veggies, borlotti beans (cranberry beans), tomato and of course pasta! It'so hearty, healthy and sooo flavourful. 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 225 kcal
Author: Emily Kemp
Ingredients
  • 1/1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow (white) onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 14.1 oz (400g) borlotti beans (cranberry beans) ,pre-cook canned
  • 1 cup (120g) small pasta shape
  • 2 1/2 cups (1.5 litres) chicken stock (or vegetable)
  • 14.1 oz (400g) canned plum tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Finely chop the carrot, celery, red bell pepper and onion. Saute the veg in a large pot with the olive oil for 5 minutes, don't let it brown. Meanwhile, chop the garlic and add it to the veg then saute for another 1-2 minutes.

  2. Once all the veggies are soft add the chicken or vegetable stock and canned plum tomatoes. Bring it to a boil then turn down to a simmer for 10 minutes.

  3. Add the borlotti beans (cranberry beans) and simmer for 1-2 minutes then blitz around half of the soup for a smoother texture using an immersion (hand-held) blender.

  4. Next, add the pasta and simmer the soup for another 7-8 minutes or until the pasta is al dente, serve.
Recipe Notes

Adding the pasta

  • If you are not eating this soup straight away then don't add the pasta as it will swell and eventually turn mushy and too soft. Instead add as much pasta as you're going to eat so if you only want 1 bowl, heat the soup up with just 1 small handful of dried pasta.

What Beans To Add?

  • I like to add borlotti beans but you could also add cannellini (white) beans or pretty much any pre-cooked and canned beans you prefer.

Blitzing the soup

  • If you prefer a chunkier soup then you don't need to blend it. I prefer a smoother texture and like to blitz around half of the soup before adding the pasta.

Serving size

  • This soup makes 4 generous servings or 6 small servings.

Nutrition Facts
Pasta Fagioli Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 404mg 17%
Potassium 808mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 6g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 87.1%
Vitamin C 68.1%
Calcium 7.4%
Iron 14.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Simone cunha
    February 25, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Delicious!

  • Reply
    Alia @ Everyday Easy Eats
    February 14, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Mmmm Emily your pasta fagioli soup looks so hearty and tasty! I love all the pasta and vegetables in it, because it makes it so much more filling than just a regular bowl of soup. Perfect meal for wintertime!! 🙂

  • Reply
    Alyssa | Flaxseeds & Fairytales
    February 13, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    I love love pasta fagioli. It’s one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. I used to order it at an Italian restaurant near me, but since I discovered I’m allergic to gluten, I haven’t been able to eat it. Now, I can try your delicious looking recipe with gluten-free pasta. I can’t wait! 🙂

    • Reply
      Inside the rustic kitchen
      February 14, 2018 at 11:05 am

      It’s sooo good, isn’t it? That’s such a great idea Alyssa adapt it so it suits your needs you can’t really go wrong!

  • Reply
    Helen of Fuss Free Flavours
    February 13, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    This soup certainly reminds me of moments of “Hygge”, warming and tasty and just what you need on the (still) cold evenings. So easy to make and with few ingredients, perfect for a weekday easy supper. Delicious with some homemade crusty bread.

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    Veena Azmanov @veenaazmanov
    February 13, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    That looks like a bowl of comfort food!! I love making simple easy recipes on weeknight. I usually serve pasta separate because my kids won’t eat when the pasta swells over time.

    • Reply
      Inside the rustic kitchen
      February 14, 2018 at 11:07 am

      Yeah, it’s not great when it swells like that it’s much better to just add as much pasta as you need. Thanks Veena.

  • Reply
    Cindy @ The Sweet Nerd
    February 13, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    I’m making this tonight – no joke – I was just mulling over dinner ideas for this chilly day and I think this is it. Thank you!

  • Reply
    Valentina
    February 13, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    This looks so delicious and comforting, indeed! Love the step-by-step photos too.

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