My Pasta E Fagioli Soup

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This recipe was adapted from a Copycat website with the help of a very sweet Italian Grandma. She was not happy with the listed ingredients, and voiced loudly until her changes were made. LOL. It is a wonderful soup! You could freeze some/all of this before adding the pasta. This makes a LOT.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the ground beef in a large saucepan or pot over medium heat.
  2. Drain off most of the fat.
  3. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and saute for 10 minutes.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, except pasta, and simmer for 1 hour.
  5. About 50 minutes into simmer time, cook the pasta in 1 1/2 to 2 quarts of boiling water over high heat.
  6. Cook for 10 minutes or just until past is al dente, or slightly tough; drain.
  7. Add the pasta to the large pot of soup.
  8. Simmer for 5-10 minutes and serve.


Most Helpful

I made this last night. I followed everything pretty much as written. I had to add extra beef broth because it was too thick for my liking. The wife said it was much better than olive gardens which I disagreed with. Its more like a stew than a soup. Will try it again. Thank you for posting.

thomasjj93 s January 22, 2008

I was looking for a recipe that did not use spaghetti sauce or pasta sauce. I wanted to create my own. This angel 91805 was my angel. Delicious and ready to share with my Italian friends. Thanks Angel.

Di Di #2 December 06, 2007

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