This comforting Pasta e Fagioli Soup is vegetarian and made with cannellini beans, ditalini pasta, veggies and lots of love.
This Italian classic soup is so comforting on a cold evening. Flavors in this soup are very simple so the whole family can enjoy it without being picky.
Little man and I love this soup and I often make it as a quick lunch. I would say that I make it just as often as Loaded Potato Soup and Zuppa Toscana, which are our favorites. If I want little man to eat well, soups and many Italian classics like lasagna, meatballs and pasta with pesto are my go-to dished for him. I’m actually realizing that I make so much more Italian food than I do Russian food. I do have a slight obsession with Italy and Italian food and my little man seems to favor it as well. Heart wants what it wants, right?!
I started making this soup a few years ago, and actually shared in on the blog but I’ve made a few changes to the original version. I needed to share this perfected recipe because everyone should try this delicious bowl of comfort at least once. There is nothing in here that you can’t love. Every bite has some pasta, white beans and veggies, infused with fresh herbs and garlic flavor. Parmesan cheese is always a winning addition.
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 medium carrots, diced
- 1 medium Vidalia onion, diced
- 1 cup diced celery
- 3 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1 14.5 oz can of tomatoes (I prefer fire roasted)
- 4 oz tomato sauce
- 1 15-oz can of cannelloni beans
- 4 cups of vegetable broth
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary, minced
- 2 tsp fresh basil, minced
- salt, fresh cracked pepper
- 1½ cups uncooked ditalini pasta (cooked separately)
- Grated Parmesan cheese for topping
- Cook ditalini, drain and set aside.
- Preheat olive oil in a large pot, over medium heat.
- Add diced onion, diced carrots and diced celery. Saute until vegetable start to soften.
- Add minced garlic and saute until fragrant.
- Add can of tomatoes (don't drain), make sure they are diced as well. Stir well.
- Drain beans and add them to the pot as well.
- Add stock and tomato sauce, stir well. Raise heat to medium-high and bring soup to boil. Once it starts to boil, lower heat back to medium.
- Add salt, pepper, thyme, basil and rosemary. Stir, cover and cook for 10-15 minutes.
- Add cooked pasta and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add some grated Parmesan cheese on top of each bowl as you serve it.
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