5 from 4 votes
Italian pasta e fagioli - soup with pasta and beans
Pasta e Fagioli
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

Italian soup with pasta and beans

Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bean soup, Italian soup, Italian soup recipe, pasta soup, soup
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 153 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 10 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots finely diced
  • 3 stalks celery finely diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz can
  • 2 cans white beans 15 oz can
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup pasta small size
  • Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • Chopped parsley
  1. Cut bacon into small bits.  Cook in a large soup pot until crispy.  Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.  Keep bacon grease in pot.

  2. Add diced onion.  Cook over medium heat until onion is soft. Add garlic and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.  

  3. Add one cup of chicken broth. Stir and try to stir all brown bits on bottom of pan into the broth.  Add remaining broth.

  4. Add carrots and celery and can of tomatoes with juice.

  5. Drain and rinse beans.  Add to pot.

  6. Add salt, pepper and bay leaf.

  7. Bring to a simmer and cook over low heat for 30-40 minutes until carrots are cooked through.

  8. Add pasta.  Continue simmering for 8-10 minutes until pasta is cooked through.  Taste soup and add additional salt and pepper as needed.  Remove bay leaf.

  1. Dish up soup and sprinkle on a small amount of Parmesan cheese, bacon bits and fresh parsley. 

Nutrition Facts
Pasta e Fagioli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 1167mg51%
Potassium 684mg20%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 3310IU66%
Vitamin C 22.9mg28%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.