Easy Pasta Fagioli Recipe

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Valerie Published: February 16, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Easy Pasta Fagioli

This loaded pasta fagioli makes a hearty dish that’s loaded with ground beef and cannellini beans, then simmered in a herby broth.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lblean ground beef
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1carrot,diced
  • 1celery stalk,diced
  • 1onion,thin slice, diced
  • 1tspgarlic,minced
  • 32oztomato vegetable juice cocktail,(1 bottle), such as V8®
  • 14ozchicken broth,(1 can)
  • 1tbspdried parsley
  • 1tbspdried basil
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • cupsditalini pasta
  • 15ozcannellini beans,(1 can), drained, rinsed

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir the beef in the hot skillet for 5 to 7 minutes until browned and crumbly, then drain and discard the grease.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, then sauté the carrot, celery, and onion for 5 to 10 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant.

  3. Stir the vegetable juice cocktail, chicken broth, parsley, basil, oregano, and black pepper into the vegetable mixture, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer soup for 20 minutes.

  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the ditalini pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally for 8 minutes until cooked through but firm to the bite. Drain.

  5. Stir the cannellini beans and ground beef into the soup, then cook and stir for about 10 minutes until the soup is heated through.

  6. Spoon about ⅓ cup pasta into each serving bowl, then ladle the soup over the pasta.

  7. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 463.05kcal
  • Fat: 14.83g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.67g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.67g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.98g
  • Carbohydrates: 56.26g
  • Fiber: 10.29g
  • Sugar: 6.83g
  • Protein: 27.55g
  • Cholesterol: 41.74mg
  • Sodium: 321.00mg
  • Calcium: 182.49mg
  • Potassium: 1501.38mg
  • Iron: 7.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 107.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 63.80mg
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