Meet Pasta Fagioli: Your Soup-y Dinner

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    May 20, 2017

    If you're tired of your usual Italian pasta, try this Fagioli with soup. It goes well as a side dish too for those extravagant dinner parties.

    • Prep: 15 mins
    • Cook: 20 mins
    • Yields: 6 Servings


    Non-stick cooking spray

    4 slices turkey bacon, chopped

    1 medium onion, minced

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    2 medium celery stalks, finely diced

    2 medium carrots, finely diced

    2 - 14.5-ounce cans fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth

    2 - 16-ounce cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

    1 - 15-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained

    1 teaspoon dried parsley

    1 teaspoon dried basil

    ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

    1 cup small shell quinoa pasta uncooked

    ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


    1Coat a large soup pot with cooking spray over high heat. Add bacon and sauté until crisp.

    2Reduce heat to medium and add onion, garlic, celery, and carrots. Sauté about 5-7 minutes or until vegetables begin to brown. Add broth and simmer for 5 minutes.

    3Stir in beans, tomatoes, parsley, basil, and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the pasta and continue to simmer for 10-15 minutes or until pasta is al dente.

    4Serve soup in a bowl sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.



    Nutrition Facts

    Sodium355 mg
    Potassium770 mg
    Protein13 g
    Cholesterol10 mg
    Sugar4 g
    Total Fat3 g
    Saturated Fat1.2 g
    Total Carbohydrates35 g
    Dietary Fiber8