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Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe

Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe

My husband enjoys my version of this dish so much, he doesn't order it at restaurants anymore. With fresh spinach, pasta and seasoned sausage, this fast-to-fix soup eats like a meal. —Brenda Thomas, Springfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed, crumbled
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves, cut into strips
  • 5 teaspoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In the same pan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; saute 1 minute longer.
  • 2. Add the water, beans, tomatoes, broth, macaroni and pepper; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
  • 3. Reduce heat to low; stir in sausage and spinach. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Garnish with cheese. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 228 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 841mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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lisadritchie User ID: 3429765 256080
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2016

"I have made this soup many times and love it. I do cut the pasta in half and it is still a very substantial soup!"

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 242115
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

"Delicious! It is a very light soup. I regret not making a double batch as there were no leftovers."

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songofjoy5555 User ID: 7007785 236302
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"Raves from everyone I serve this soup to. It's delicious and easy to prepare. I've made it exactly to the recipe and it's terrific. But I personalize it by using Italian Sweet Sausage and adding 1 teaspoon of basil and a few sprinkles of Italian seasoning. I would recommend maybe doubling the chicken broth, especially if you are making enough to have leftovers. So, so good. I've made this several times and it's a winner every time! Have a small bowl left in the refrigerator right now!"

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CoCoWa User ID: 8582150 235404
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2015

"This is so simple, it's hard to believe it could be so good. I did make some changes. I try to eat gluten-free and used a GF penne pasta I had on hand. I used more spinach, cannellini beans, dried Italian seasoning and 2 large cloves of garlic. Next time I will double the recipe and use more chicken broth—I want some leftovers! I can't wait!"

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 228794
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

"I made this delicious soup last night and we loved it. At first my husband turned his nose up at it but after a couple of bites, he cleaned his bowl and wanted more. I did add one chopped carrot and used Ditalini pasta (a small tubular pasta) and added some Italian seasoning at the end as I felt it was a little bland but taste it for yourself and see. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor."

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Mommabearwarden User ID: 8120224 221956
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"Very good. I recommend doubling the water & chicken broth. Used penne instead of macaroni as that was what I had on-hand."

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wasoongu User ID: 1077273 97236
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"Used small shells instead of macaroni, also used 3 cloves of garlic and a couple of chopped carrots. From the garden, I added 2 -4" sprigs of rosemary, some fresh sage leaves, and a bay leaf, and removed them all before serving. The flavor was great. Yay for healthy, easy dinners!"

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C4Jesus User ID: 1377478 99532
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"This is delicious and even better the 2nd day! I added 1 carrot thinly sliced and then halved and used cannellini beans. Family loved it."

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JudithRN3 User ID: 1949591 108097
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"Delicious! this is the third time I am making this(and upon popular request)!!

This recipe ia what my Italian relatives made!! I just added carrot.
thanks for sharing!"

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JudithRN3 User ID: 1949591 168831
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"Delicious! this is the third time I am making this(upon popular request)!!

This recipe ia what my Italian relatives made!! I just added carrot.
thanks for sharing!"

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charoglosser User ID: 6884855 97216
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

"Great taste and good for people with diabetes"

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Luvorlando User ID: 4246835 156196
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2012

"I make this all the time for my family and they just love it. I make it mine by using more water for an entire box of ditalini pasta, cannelini beans for a more authentic italian flare and chicken sausage to make it healthier."

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mehalv User ID: 4612167 80558
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2012

"I absolutely loved this recipe! I used cavatappi pasta in place of elbow, and all water with three reduced sodium chicken bouillon cubes, as the cooking liquid. Cannot wait to make this again!"

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melfreas User ID: 4059763 169824
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"This is a delicious soup! I used 2 cloves of garlic and hot italian sausage. I also served it with a garlic & parmesan baguette. I think the next time I make it, which will be soon, I'll try some of the suggestions in the other reviews. I love having Taste of Home as a resource for recipes!"

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mdbubba1 User ID: 1253738 156195
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"I make this all the time.We love it. I use chicken broth instead of water. I also use ditalini instead of elbow mac. We love tastes great the next day."

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maryellen526 User ID: 1505967 153753
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"I will be making this recipe again very soon. The only changes I made was adding 3 cloves of garlic and using hot Italian turkey sausage links. Excellent recipe. My husband really liked it. It was great for lunch heated in the microwave the next day. Delicious."

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SJS9 User ID: 4019106 209190
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"This basic recipe is Yummy, I use 3 cloves of garlic, 32oz. container of fat free, low sodium chicken stock,no water and 1/2 cup of ditalini. I also saute the sausage,drain off the excess fat and then add the onion and garlic and saute that along with the sausage. I then add the rest of the ingredients and simmer together with an additional can of beans. Because of my changes I give this 4 stars and have made it several times. It is delicious."

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kimbo75 User ID: 1419136 98067
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2011

"Excellent! Very hardy and even better the next day!"

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29marsha User ID: 5468890 167601
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"excelent, great with garlic bread!"

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strwbrryshrtcake97 User ID: 4807864 80554
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"I love this recipe and make it quite often. I typically double the recipe and make a few modifications. I use Jennie-O Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey and I add yellow squash and zucchini for some more veggies. It is super healthy and very tasty."

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SJS9 User ID: 4019106 74900
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"This recipe is fantastic.I used Italian sausage and all chicken broth for liquid. It is as tasty as any restaurant pasta fagiloi.SJS9"

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norena70 User ID: 5192480 80552
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"I have made this quite a few times and my husband really loves it. He really likes it the next day so the flavours have had a chance to mix."

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TheChristmasLady User ID: 5117022 99531
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"I ended up adding beef broth, another can of diced tomatoes and a can of refried beans.

By the time I got done it wasn't pasta Fagioli soup anymore, but at least it was quite tasty."

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dkelly23 User ID: 4761099 169313
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"I wouldn't compare it to Olive Garden's, but it is very good and super easy. I will definitely make it again."

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anncash User ID: 155911 169811
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"sorry, forgot to rate this."

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anncash User ID: 155911 172171
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"it's a pretty good recipe, I used red pepper flakes, no water but all chicken broth and a table spoon full of tomato paste. Turned oud pretty good."

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daisey5 User ID: 146806 154849
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"I made it just like the recipe. It came very close to the Olive Garden's. It was so good. My neighbor loved it also."

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cleancut747 User ID: 2176410 153751
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"I didn't think it was too bad, but not nearly as good as i expected. Family hated it, dogs loved it."

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mnlorraine User ID: 3622880 99530
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"Going to try it this weekend. Sounds good."

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stilba64 User ID: 1020348 74897
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"Great soup and easy to fix."

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ladybug820 User ID: 2069837 74256
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"Made it with Italian sausage and it was fantastic."

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cheriwinkle User ID: 1239361 98064
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2010

"babsvo07-check out the recipes for Homemade Sage Sausage Patties(appeared in Country Woman Christmas) and Homemade Italian Turkey Sausage (appeared in Light & Tasty) for sausage you can make and control the sodium. Both are 5-star recipes."

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Luvorlando User ID: 4246835 172069
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2010

"A new family favorite! I make it with lots more fluid and a pound of Ditalini instead of elbows but otherwise it is the best I've ever had."

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geodik User ID: 2916297 98063
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"This was outstanding! My husband was surprised that the turkey sausage tasted so good. I used whole wheat pasta and added a little more spinach. It was one of the best things that I have ever made."

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venomous354 User ID: 3609694 74254
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2009

"i LOVE THIS pasta FAGIOLI soup! I MADE IT TWICE AND STILL DREAM ABOUT IT AFTER ITS LONG GONE..."

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sbuffman User ID: 1497756 74238
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"Not as good as I had hoped."

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mdbubba1 User ID: 1253738 169810
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009 Edited Oct. 19, 2011

"Have to try with mexican tomatoes I love this soup. Sooo Good. Just made it for the first time this season yummy!!!!"

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linolen User ID: 1707201 168830
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2009

"I used mexican diced tomatoes (with jalapenos or green chillis)for a little kick and used whole wheat elbow macaroni. I've made it 3 weekends in a row! Its awesome!"

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veeb User ID: 3662168 172063
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"looks good"

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mdbubba1 User ID: 1253738 108045
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2009 Edited Oct. 19, 2011

"I would try just plain ground turkey or beef an then season your self. Haven;'t tried it but should be good. This is a allaround  good soup going to make again this weekend can't wait.  A+++++++"

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rhcluvscady2 User ID: 3416461 73317
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2009

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dynimite User ID: 3798637 169809
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2009

"i need a recipe for one hundred serving"

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Angielikes2cook_KY User ID: 423150 209189
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2009

"I love this at the Olive Garden. I will definately have to try it! This is the only thing I know to order there! LOL :0)

Angie"

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mdbubba User ID: 3518286 97213
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2009

"Made this last night goes together fast and tastes great everyone liked it I think it compares major resturant chains soup very good 5 stars all the way"

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joanne3243653 User ID: 2803790 132884
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2009

"This soup is great even my husband enjoyed it, jgraves"

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