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4.45 from 9 votes

Pasta Fagioli Soup

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: ground beef, hamburger, pasta, pasta fagioli, soup
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 566kcal
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons House Seasoning Blend - divided
  • 1 large onion - diced
  • 4 cloves garlic - minced
  • 3 large carrots - diced
  • 3 stalks celery - diced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 15 ounces Cannelini beans
  • 15 ounces kidney beans
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound Ditalini pasta - cooked


  • In a large dutch oven, season ground beef and brown over medium high heat.
  • When meat is cooked through, remove from pot and drain excess fat; Leave one tablespoon of fat in pot.
  • Add onion, carrot and celery to pot; Season with remaining House Seasoning Blend.
  • Cook for 5-8 minutes or until softened.
  • Add garlic, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper and bay leaf; Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add ground beef back into pot.
  • Add tomatoes, beans with their liquid and chicken broth.
  • Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Test for seasoning. If needed add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add 1 cup of cooked Ditalini to individual serving bowl and add soup.
  • Top with grated parmesan cheese.
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  • Change up the Meat: Try adding a spicy sausage or bacon to enhance the flavor.
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and freeze the rest.
  • Make it Vegetarian: This soup doesn't need meat. Add vegetable broth and leafy greens for an incredible meal.
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  • When a recipe call for House Seasoning Blend, you can find the recipe on www.itisakeeper.com. Simply search for "House Seasoning Blend" or you can substitute salt and pepper to taste.  
  • I always use unsalted butter in my recipes.
  • I always use a meat thermometor to test for doneness when cooking meat.
  • When a recipe is made in the oven, it should be pre-heated to the temperature in the recipe, unless otherwise noted.