Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Recipe
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Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Recipe

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This chunky soup is good to the last spoonful. It's my go-to recipe because it's so hearty and we all always want more. —Penny Novy, Buffalo Grove, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 7-1/2 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 7-1/2 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped cabbage
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup ditalini or other small pasta
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups (calculated without cheese): 258 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 885mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender; drain.
  2. Transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the broth, tomatoes, beans, carrots, cabbage, celery, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in pasta. Cover and cook on high 30 minutes longer or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 8 servings (2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2013, p59

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Mich1j User ID: 6527051 260492
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2017

"This was easy to make and the whole family enjoyed. I didn't have any cabbage but other than that I followed the recipe. I will definitely make again."

Ruffshse User ID: 4225266 260034
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2017

"This was good but a little to thick .I added a few other spices to it and used italian sausage . Next i will add more liquid to it ."

Susie77 User ID: 98373 256910
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2016

"Really, really good and very much like the restaurant version! I substituted spicy Italian sausage for the ground beef -- husband loved it! (He did pick out the cabbage but oh well.) It freezes well too, for those of us with smaller families."

oreo95 User ID: 2985724 248118
Reviewed May. 12, 2016

"Delicious! So easy to put together. Made it exactly as printed, with the exception of the cabbage. Did not have any on hand, so substituted spinach. This was so good and even better the next day for lunch. Thank You!"

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 245038
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"It was good but a bit lacking in the seasoning department. I used ground turkey rather than beef since that's what I had on hand. I would make again but add some more seasonings!"

luann8190 User ID: 6756458 240532
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"I made this on the stove and it turned out great and delicious. It may have been even better the next day for lunch!"

ECassar User ID: 5849654 238571
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"Delicious. I exchanged some of the vegetables for what I had. It was very thick and wonderful."

Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 237438
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"This soup was easy and yummy.Because I wanted it for dinner tonight I made it on top stove instead of slow cooker.After adding all ingredients I simmered it for an hour adding elbow macaroni (I didn't have any datalini )the last 15 minutes."

Newsynurse User ID: 7417066 237369
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"Shame on you who rate a recipe without actually making it!!!"

aldie User ID: 8615908 237335
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2015

"This was a traditional soup in my Italian family. We used pancetta, or Italian bacon if you will, and we didn't use a crock pot, beans were soaked overnight, and then fully cooked. we also pureed some of the beans leaving the rest whole. Never the less, I will give this a try to see how it compares to my mon's soup. I have only given it a 3 star as I am unsure of the way it tastes will try to review again once made"

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