Pasta Fagioli Recipe
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Pasta Fagioli Recipe

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My older relatives brought this recipe from Italy and made it often as I was growing up . It is truly a comfort food and a balanced meal, besides. —Barb Swatz Davisburg, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup uncooked ditalini or other small pasta
  • 1/2 cup canned white kidney or cannellini beans
  • 1/2 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. In a saucepan, saute onion and garlic in butter and oil. Add broth; bring to a boil. Add pasta; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until pasta is tender. Add the beans, tomatoes, spinach and salt. Cook 5 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Pasta Bean Soup in Reminisce May/June 2005, p50

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child8 User ID: 5089133 157410
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"This is a deliciously satisfying soup. My husband, who is not big on homemade soups, loves this one. Even my grandkids love it."

Cassiebabe_Calif User ID: 631483 131553
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2008

"Hi Barb,

    Thank you so much for posting this receipe.  I love soups like this and have been looking for a pasta Bean soup for quite a while.  I will definately be making this.

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