This Pasta e Fagioli is a hearty, one-pot soup inspired by Olive Garden. It’s bursting with beans, veggies, noodles, and sausage, this classic Italian soup is sure to win you over. It goes perfect with Quick Italian Rolls and you have a very satisfying meal.
I think by now you can tell that we love soup! On Halloween, we had a Covid safe celebration outside at my mother in laws home. We all brought a big load of crockpot soup, which made me so happy!
I usually just love the creamy soups but this soup stoled my heart! It’s addicting!!
Best of all this soup is made in a slow cooker. That means little to no prep time and lots of flavors. This soup simmers low and slow for 8 hours!
Let the slow cooker do all the work while you relax and enjoy the aroma in your home.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound Italian sausage
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 (16-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
- 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained
- 1 cup of carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 cup of celery, diced
- 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- 3/4 cup ditalini pasta
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until sausage is browned, about 5-7 minutes, making sure to crumble the sausage as it cooks; drain excess fat.
- Place sausage mixture into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in chicken stock, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, carrots, celery, garlic, basil, oregano, and thyme; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 5-6 hours. Uncover and stir in pasta; cover and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes, or until tender. If you are taking this to a party, you can cook the pasta according to its package and just add it right before serving.
- Serve immediately with Parmesan, garnished with parsley, if desired.