Pasta Fagioli Soup
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12-13 mins
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This traditional Italian soup gets a modern spin with the help of the microwave and some extra veggies! The flavor-packed broth cooks the pasta alongside beans, tomato puree, and fresh kale. Saving and storing for later? We recommend freezing the soup in our Anytime Trays immediately so it doesn’t get soggy, or cook the pasta separately and add to the soup throughout the week.
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What You’ll Need
What You’ll Need
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ¼ cup (30g) diced yellow onion
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon chili flakes
- ¼ cup (60ml) tomato puree
- 1½ cup (350ml) chicken or vegetable stock
- ½ cup (100g) canned pinto beans (do not drain)
- ½ cup (60g) ditalini or other small pasta
- 2 cups (40g) fresh kale or spinach
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ bay leaf, or a sprig of thyme (optional)
- Grated parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)
- Place the olive oil, onion, chili flake, tomato paste, and garlic powder, in the Anyday dish and stir to combine.
- Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the onion has softened.
- Add the remaining ingredients, stir well and cook uncovered for 10-11 minutes, or until pasta is cooked through and the soup has thickened slightly.
- Enjoy hot and sprinkle some parmesan cheese if desired. Adjust seasoning if needed.
Serving suggestions & tips
- Bulk up this soup even more by adding a frozen vegetable medley to the broth.
- Add a spoonful of Calabrian chilies for extra kick.
- For more umami, add a parmesan cheese rind to the soup and discard before serving.
- Garnish with fresh chopped parsley!
- Why does this recipe call for undrained beans? The starchy liquid that is found in a can of beans, also known as aquafaba, is a natural thickener. Adding the entire can of beans will offer a natural thickening agent to the soup.
- Make it gluten free by using quinoa instead of pasta.
- Use any small pasta if ditalini is not available such as shells, stars, alphabet, or small elbow macaroni.
- You may use any cooked beans you like such as kidney, cannellini, or garbanzo.
- Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.