Slow Cooker Pasta E Fagioli Soup
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Pasta E Fagioli. Or “Pasta and Beans” in Italiano. This is a delicious and simple twist on the classic Italian soup.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 2 - celery stalk(s)
  • 4 - whole carrots
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) Cannellini beans
  • 3 - cup(s) chicken stock
  • 2 - tsp dried basil
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 12 - oz. box(es) elbow pasta noodles**
  • Garnish: - shredded Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Chop the onion. Slice the celery. Peel and slice the carrots.
  2. Open, drain, and rinse the Cannellini beans.
  3. Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker except the pasta and garnish. Set slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours.
  4. When there is 30 minutes left in the cooking cycle, add the pasta plus 1 cup of hot water. (Note: You might need to add a little more liquid than the 1 cup, depending on how much liquid is already in there. The pasta will soak up about 2 cups of liquid.)
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Pasta E Fagioli Soup with Parmesan cheese garnish and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 2 white onions. Slice 4 celery stalks. Peel and slice 8 carrots.
  2. Open, drain and rinse 2 cans of Cannellini beans.
  3. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the diced onion
  • Half of the sliced celery
  • Half of the sliced carrots
  • Half of the canned diced tomatoes
  • Half of the canned Cannellini beans
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours. Stir in pasta with 1 cup of water with 30 minutes left in cooking cycle.

Special notes

Use vegetable stock for vegetarian meal.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the Parmesan cheese garnish for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free pasta.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Pasta E Fagioli Soup

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. With 30 minutes left in the cooking cycle, add 12 oz. pasta with 1 cup hot water.
Serve with shredded Parmesan cheese garnish and salad.