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Pasta Fagioli Soup Mix Recipe
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Pasta Fagioli Soup Mix Recipe

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This meatless soup is both economical and flavorful. Church groups could buy the ingredients in bulk and assemble mixes to give to shut-ins.—Tamra Duncan, Lincoln, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + soaking Cook: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + soaking Cook: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1 cup small pasta shells
  • 3/4 cup dried great northern beans
  • 3/4 cup dried pinto beans
  • 3/4 cup dried kidney beans
  • 1/4 cup dried minced onion
  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 14 cups water, divided
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without cheese) equals 148 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat 1 vegetable


  1. Place pasta in a small resealable plastic bag; place in a 1-qt. glass jar. Layer with beans. Place seasonings in another plastic bag; place in jar. Cover and store in a cool dry place for up to 3 months. Yield: 1 batch.
  2. To prepare soup: Remove seasoning packet from jar. Remove beans; sort and rinse. Set pasta aside.
  3. Place beans in a Dutch oven; add 6 cups water. Bring to a boil; boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 1 to 4 hours or until beans are softened. Drain and discard liquid.
  4. Return beans to the pan. Add contents of seasoning packet and remaining water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 1 hour or until beans are tender. Add tomatoes, carrots, celery and salt; cover and simmer 30 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in pasta. Cover and simmer 5-10 minutes or until pasta and carrots are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaf before serving. Garnish with cheese if desired. Yield: 14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Pasta Fagioli Soup Mix in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2009, p105

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"Love this soup! I wanted to try it before giving as a gift. It turned out very well, and does make a big pot of soup (20 cups or so). I did add some cooked Italian turkey sausage at the end. Delicious! It takes a while to make, but is super easy. It is very inexpensive to make, too. I think a jar of this mix, along with the canned tomatoes, a cornbread mix, and a bottle of wine would make a wonderful cold-weather gift in a basket. I know I would love to receive it!"

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"We really didn't like it. Even tried adding ground Italian sausage and parmesan. Sorry."

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014

"Makes a lot of soup! I added some leftover ham and it was good. Lots of fiber in those beans! We make this only on weekends. Sorry honey."

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

"Has anyone made this in a crock pot? How long did you cook and what temp?"

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"Very similar to the recipe I've made for years. I add a ham hock, though, and after it's cooked pick out what little meat it contains and return the meat to the soup. The flavor is delicately smoky and delicious!"

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