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