Slow Cooker Easy Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe

  • rep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 8:00 h
  • Ready In : 8:10 h

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound (480 g) lean ground beef
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 28 oz (840ml) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (14.½ oz (430 ml) each) beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 15 oz (450 ml) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz (450 ml) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup (250 ml) uncooked ditalini pasta

 

Method

Step 1

In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and no longer pink.

Step 2

Remove cooked meat from the skillet and transfer to the slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients, except beans and pasta.

Step 3

Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 7-8hours. 30 minutes before serving stir in beans and pasta.

Step 4

Turn off the slow cooker and open the lid. Discard bay leaves Season Fagioli soup with salt and black pepper and stir well.

Step 5

Ladle into soup bowls. Serve hot.