Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Recipe
- 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
- 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).
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.
Reviews for Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"I made this on the stove and it turned out great and delicious. It may have been even better the next day for lunch!"
"Delicious. I exchanged some of the vegetables for what I had. It was very thick and wonderful."
"Shame on you who rate a recipe without actually making it!!!"
"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"
"This looks good but from what I have seen and read traditional pasta Fegioli is meatless. I'm not rating this until I make it. I'll omitt the beef. I had to submit a rating In order to post."
"I made this today and it's great!! Will make this again."
"when i make mine its the same but instead of cabbage i use spinach or swiss chard"
"I doubled the hamburger (I have carnivore males in my family) and this made a hearty, tasty soup that made a lot. I will definitely make it again, especially in cold winter weather. Just 2 tweaks: I'll try reducing the dried basil to 1 teaspoon as I thought it was a tad overwhelming, and will add about 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to perk it up."
"My husband is very particular about trying new dishes. I made this for him, and he was skeptical at first, but once he tasted it he was hooked. He loves it when I make this dish, and there is never any left uneaten...the left overs are eaten very quickly."
"It was yummy - just in the end not much liquid so next time I will add a little more stock"
"Awesome recipe! Very simple to make & extremely tasty."
"Yummy and easy to make, but I did add more garlic, another teaspoon of basil and a teaspoon of Italian seasoning. A very filling soup."
"Easy to make, and tasty, but I would add more spices next time."
"This recipe is very easy and a lot healthier than the recipe I usually use. My family liked it just as much. This is definitely a keeper.I agree with GI Glo - Peaple like Dilli should not review something until they have made it. Otherwise it defeats the whole purpose of the review.,"
"We make this alot....and everyones enjoyed the recipe and always feels plenty full afterwards. I like to serve this eith garlic toast or a baguette with butter and garlic powder sprinkled on before toasting it. A great slow cooker recipe. Ty."
"I read reviews to see how someone likes a recipe but all too often its a waste of time since people rate recipes that they've not even tried! so since I must rate this to give this comment I'llgive it 5 stars!"
"Dilli - How can you rate something with only 3 stars when you haven't even made it? Ridiculous! This was FANTASTIC and a KEEPER."
"I will definitely make this, but I will use italian sausage. Nothing takes the place of that flavor!"
"I have to give this a try. I've always made pasta fagioli with pancetta or a meaty ham bone and home made cannilli beans. This might be less work and quicker."
"So good!! I made this as directed and it was amazing! Everyone loved it. This will go on our list of favorites."