Monday, December 19, 2011

Pasta Fagioli Soup...EASY!


I have been making  Pasta Fagioli Soup for a few years now.  It is one of my daughter's favorite soups.  I love how easy it is and that it can cook in my crock pot all day.  


Pasta Fagioli Soup...








Ingredients:
  • 1 pound ground beef that has been browned.
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, NOT drained
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can cannellini beans (or white kidney beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 (26 oz.) container beef stock (I used CHICKEN STOCK)
  • 1 jar (25 oz.) spaghetti sauce (or you can use homemade sauce)
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano 
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley 
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup uncooked ditalini pasta (or your favorite small pasta shape)
  • Salt, to taste 
Directions:

Combine all the above ingredients into your crock pot; except the pasta.
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours, THEN add the pasta, stir and continue to cook for another 30 minutes.  
Depending on the consistency of the soup,  you may need to add more broth to the soup.


Delicious and Easy...
                                                       Don't forget to add Parmesan Cheese!


  

17 comments:

  1. Being that my Hubs is Italian, we make this soup quite often. I had never had it until I met him, but now.... love it!!

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  2. Oh wow I can smell it too. My hubby loves this kind of soup and always orders it at Olive Garden. I think I might make some of this up. Have a wonderful day Lois! HUGS

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  3. What a fine idea! (I'll have to work out a low-sodium version with tomatoes we have in the freezer. )

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  4. You find the best recipes. Love the crock pot.

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  5. What a nice, hearty meal to come home to, pasta e fagioli and biscuits! I'm sure your home smelled delicious, it looks delicious!

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  6. Yummmm! My husband is Italian too!
    Boy will he be surprised when I serve it up tomorrow.
    Blessings Lois~

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  7. Hi Lois, This sounds wonderful and I actually have these ingred.'s on hand. It is because of your blog that I bought myself a slow cooker for Christmas this year!!! I love all your recipes. Through amazon, I got the Hamilton Beach slow cooker - it was $16 off the reg. price with free shipping!
    About the slow cooker granola, many of the recipes I read, suggested leaving a wooden spoon handle between the lid to prevent burning. I did not have a problem with the granola burning, so I did not do this - just thought I better mention it to you.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Your friendship thru blogging is a blessing! Mildred

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  8. YUM! Looks like a good meal for post-Christmas company! Thanks, Lois. Merry Christmas!

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  9. Yours looks better then at the Olive Garden!
    sandie

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  10. This does sound wonderful. I love soups and this one sounds like it's delicious! Will definitely have to try it! :)

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  11. That looks and sounds delicious! It is my type of meal. I love the crock pot. Thanks!!

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  12. Well this is definitely a keeper. I copied it and put it in my recipes and will try this really soon. Thanks. Cheers. LJ Merry Christmas.

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  13. Wow! Super simple and I'll bet it's delicious too. I've pinned this one. Thanks for sharing it.

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  14. I love super easy meals like this! There is everything you need in one pot! I am going to pin this and next time I need a good soup, it will be on my list.

    Thanks you for sharing your wonderful recipe on Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to come back on Sunday and vote!

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  15. This looks so yummy...going on my next menu to make. Love using my crockpot!

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  16. This soup is top notch.
    It was so good .It got a five star rating from my hubby and chow hound kids.

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