Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Super Easy Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Soup. Rich, hearty and loaded with veggies and meat. A perfect, comforting soup for Fall!


Hi guys! It’s Kelley back from Chef Savvy! Today I am sharing one of my favorite soups: Pasta e Fagioli. This is comfort food at it’s best.  Super hearty, meaty, thick Italian soup loaded with veggies, meat and beans.

Best of all this soup is made in a slow cooker. That means little to no prep time and lots of flavor. This soup simmers low and slow for 8 hours!


This soup takes just a bit of prep time and is super easy to throw together. I like to brown the meat for extra flavor and throw it into the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients. I like to add in the pasta and beans about 30 minutes before serving. This ensures they are tender but not soggy.

Serve the soup with a side salad, crusty bread and dig in!


4.3 from 23 reviews
Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Soup
Serves: 8
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 whole carrots, diced
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) beef broth
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste (I added 1 tsp salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup ditalini pasta, uncooked
  1. Add olive oil to a large skillet and add in ground beef. Cook until browned and no longer pink.
  2. Place the beef in a slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients except for the beans and pasta.
  3. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. 30 minutes before serving stir in beans and pasta.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Discard bay leaves before serving.
  5. Serve immediately while hot.
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Looking for some more Slow Cooker Recipes? Here are a few of my favorites!

1. Mexican Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

2. Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

3. Slow Cooker Chili

4. Slow Cooker Asian Sesame Meatballs




Kelley is the photographer and chef behind Chef Savvy. She has a background in culinary arts and Kelley has always been a foodie. She loves cooking thai food and exploring new restaurants on the East Coast. She resides in Delaware with her dog daisy.

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  1. I made this today and it turned out perfect, I did add some sweet Italian sausage with the hamburger, I was out of fresh garlic so I added a teaspoon of garlic powder, and 2 teaspoons of white sugar. This recipe makes a huge amount so I will freeze some to enjoy later.

  2. My granddaughter has diabetes and I have to constantly watch the carbs in her food, so if you could possibly put the nutritional ingredients in your recipes it would help me so much. I love your recipes but can’t fix some of them. Thank you

  3. This recipe turned out excellent! I followed the recipe exactly and it’s so thick and full of flavor. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Well, I am sick of eating pizza at work, and since if we have a choice we order out soup, I thought I would give this a try. My friend posted it on my Facebook page. My Nana’s recipe is meatless, but I got some.sausage from our neighborhood butcher to substitute for the ground beef, and it is simmering in my crockpot now. My kitchen.smells SSSOOOOO good, and I can’t wait to tomorrow to try it !!

    1. I am getting nutritional information for each recipe right now while I am updating my old recipes. In the meantime, you are welcome to use to help find the information you are needing.

  5. Would adding one or two red chillies be ok for that extra kick? Not too many because you’ll ruin the flavour completely.

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