Pasta e Fagoli Soup Recipe

I’m excited to share a recipe that has quickly become a family favorite.  THIS Pasta e Fagoli soup recipe is from Damn Delicious and is…well…exactly that! I have to admit that I had this recipe pinned on my Pinterest board for quite some time and can’t believe I waited so long to try it. Keep it warm in a crock pot to serve on Super Bowl Sunday or divide and freeze to have easy meals over the next few weeks. We usually pair it with a garden salad and mini cornbread muffins for a delicious, simple dinner!

(All credit goes to Damn Delicious for the recipe below. My changes to the recipe are the italicized comments next to the ingredients.)


  • 1 cup ditalini pasta (*We cooked a bunch, kept it in the refrigerator, and heated it/added it to the soup before each time we served.)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (*I used a jar of minced garlic and added an little extra than this!)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced (*Added a few extra!)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced (*Added a few extra!)
  • 3 cups chicken broth (*I used 4 cups)
  • 1 (16-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add Italian sausage to the skillet and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; drain excess fat and set aside.
  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the stockpot. Stir in garlic, onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Whisk in chicken broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, basil, oregano, thyme, Italian sausage and 1 cup water; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until vegetables are tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Stir in pasta and beans until heated through.
  6. Serve immediately.

Keep me posted when you make and try it! Any changes or suggestions?

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Enjoy your weekend, friends!