A hearty Italian soup loaded with sausage, beans, pasta, and veggies. It’s a one pot meal that’s quick and easy to make.
I’m a little addicted to the Pasta Fagioli soup at Toscano Italian Bistro. I went on a quest to find a great recipe so I could make it at home. I found a wonderful recipe that is similar at Fake Ginger.
The Pasta Fagioli at the restaurant doesn’t include sausage, but it sounded like a great addition. I used a ground chicken sausage from Harmons. I also decided to up the veggies and added a zucchini and some spinach at the end of the cooking time.
This soup was a hit with my family, and it’s going to make a regular appearance at our dinner table.
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 carrot peeled & chopped
- 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
- 1 stalk celery chopped
- 1 lb. ground sausage or ground beef
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- ½ - 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes to taste
- 2 15- ounce cans crushed tomatoes
- 1 14 oz. can chicken broth
- 1 can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
- 1 cup ditalini or other small pasta
- 1 small zucchini diced
- 1 cup spinach chopped
- Parmesan cheese for serving
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Sauté onion about 2 minutes until it begins to soften. Add celery and carrots and cook, stirring frequently, for another 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Add the sausage to the pot and cook until the sausage is no longer pink, crumbling it as it cooks. Stir in Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, tomatoes and chicken broth.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
- Stir in the beans and pasta. (Add an extra cup of stock or water if it’s boiled down too much.) Simmer for 6- 8 minutes or until pasta is almost tender. Add zucchini and spinach and cook until zucchini is tender and spinach is wilted.
- Serve piping hot with Parmesan cheese.
I have been looking for some new italian recipe and landed on your blog 🙂 Can’t wait to try this!
This is one of my favorite soups, so perfect for this time of year.
My mom use to make a similar version of this a long time ago. Made it for dinner the other night and it took me back. Was a hit with my family too. Thank you for the great recipe:)
Hi Theresa – thanks for taking the time to let me know how much you liked the soup. So nice that it reminded you of the one your mom made growing up.
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
One pot meals are super easy and comforting! That looks delish 🙂
I love one pot dishes, this looks so comforting!!!
Lindsey Johnson (Cafe Johnsonia)
One of my favorite soups. So comforting and flavorful.
Looks so warm and comforting! I was thinking about making a soup tonight since we had a big snow storm yesterday!
amy @ fearless homemaker
pasta fagioli is one of my favorite soups of all time. i make a homemade version, too! i love that there are so many different versions + twists on it. looks awesome!
Your soup looks fantastic Barbara! Soup is still my favorite cold weather food, so I’m bookmarking to try soon.
oh its definitely a one pot meal that I wish I was eating tonight! It looks so hearty and comforting
Yum 🙂 I’ve never had pasta fagioli ~ Thanks for sharing this recipe! Hope I get to make it soon!
Looks homey and comforting! Love it!
This is one of Ben’s favorite soups!