Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Fagioli is the Italian word for beans. Serve this classic soup with thick crusty bread for a very wholesome dinner!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven.
  2. Add garlic& veggies and cook, stirring constantly, for a few minutes until onions are translucent.
  3. Stir in spices; add tomatoes with their liquid& concentrated chicken stock that has been dissolved in the boiling water.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Add pasta and continue cooking for another 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Taste& adjust seasoning.
  7. Stir in beans& cook for about 5 minutes longer to heat through.
  8. Ladle into soup bowls& top with a few shavings of Parmesan.
Most Helpful

Fantastic, Delicious, Healthy, and Easy are just a few of the superlatives that describe this hearty soup. I love to make soup and this one is as good as, or even better than any I've made...even my own recipes. I browned some hot Italian turkey sausage and added it in the begining with the vegetables, and at the end of the cooking time, I tossed in a couple of handfuls of baby spinach. I kept the seasoning the same, and it was perfect for our taste. I'm going to pass this recipe on to quite a few of my friends and family, CountryLady. A big thank you for this recipe!

Geema January 13, 2004

Very good. I added Italian Sausage to mine...which my husband loved. My kids aren't big on beans but they enjoyed it as well. Nice winter soup!

Jill4man January 31, 2004

Really yummy and I loved how many vegies I could get into this. I also included some green beans and silverbeet and used some homemade chilli sauce instead of the flakes.<br/><br/>Served with some buttered toast. Feeling delightfully full now, but not all that guilty hehe.

Satyne March 23, 2014