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Pasta Fagioli Recipe

Pasta Fagioli is an amazing Italian soup recipe. Ground beef with vegetables, beans and pasta. The perfect bowl of comfort food ready in under 30 minutes. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely cubed
  • 2 large carrots, finely cubed
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup uncooked Ditalini pasta
  • 2 tsp salt, divided
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper, divided
  • ½ tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped


  • In a Dutch oven, cook the beef with 1 Tbsp oil. 
  • Finely chop onion. Add to the beef and cook until tender. 
  • Cube the celery and carrots into small cubes. Add to the beef and onions with 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Cook 6-8 minutes, until vegetables are tender, stirring as needed.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, broth, ketchup, garlic, remaining salt, pepper, and pasta to the Dutch oven. Cook for 15 minutes, until the pasta is tender, then add the bay leaf and Italian seasoning,
  • Add the spinach and beans to the Dutch oven and mix. Bring to a simmer and turn off.  Season with additional seasonings if needed.
  • Enjoy.