Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli! A really simple, hearty meal that is perfect for your crock pot!
When we were in college a friend came to live with Mr. Maebell and I for a few months. This meant two very big and always hungry young men would now be my responsibility to feed. I knew the grocery bill would get a little higher, but I had no idea how much just one extra person would impact our meals.
The first night he arrived I cooked a big dinner and both boys cleaned their plates. Then our friend ordered a pizza, and ate the whole thing too.
Yep, an entire dinner and then a whole pizza. I sat in the living room watching him devour his second dinner and I seriously wondered how in the world I would feed them. At that point I knew I had to get a little creative in order to make this work.
Everyone needs a handful of really great, super easy, extra hearty recipes for guests that never seem to get full. This Pasta Fagioli Soup is one of them!
This soup is cram packed with with ground beef, vegetables, beans, tomatoes, and pasta. This dish is comfort food at it’s finest! And it is SO simple to make! This is perfect for cold winter nights when you want something hearty and filling, but you just don’t feel like cooking!
What ingredients do you need to make Pasta Fagioli Soup?
This soup has very basic ingredients, most of which you might already have on hand. That is the great thing about this recipe, it is packed with basic pantry and freezer staples you probably already have on hand.
- Kidney Beans
- Cannellini Beans
- Diced Tomatoes
- Ground Beef
- Frozen Onions, Peppers and Celery
- Elbow Noodles (I use gluten free)
How do you make Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli Soup?
Begin by adding Kidney Beans, Cannellini Beans, and an undrained can of diced tomatoes to the bottom of your slow cooker. Next add browned ground beef, and a bag of frozen vegetables.
The next step is to add one jar of marinara and chicken stock. You can also use vegetable or beef broth if you prefer.
Give it a good stir and let the soup simmer in your slow cooker on low all day. Just before serving add a handful of uncooked elbow noodles and give them a few minutes to get tender and serve this delicious soup with fresh parmesan and a basket of breadsticks for a easy Tuscan inspired meal!
- 1 pound lean ground beef, browned and grease drained
- 1 (15 ounce) can Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (15 ounce) can Cannelloni Beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (10 ounce) bag of frozen bell pepper, onion and celery
- 1 (24 ounce) jar marinara sauce
- 1 (32 ounce) carton of chicken or vegetable stock
- 1 cup uncooked gluten free elbow noodles
- Add the drained and rinsed beans to your crock pot with the undrained can of tomatoes.
- Add browned ground beef, frozen veggies, pasta sauce, and chicken stock to the slow cooker. Stir well and let simmer on low for 6-8 hours.
- Before serving add the uncooked noodles and stir well. Let the noodles cook for 15 minutes in the soup or until tender.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 323mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 25g
To avoid any confusion I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count, as it is not known to affect blood glucose levels. To calculate Keto recipes listed on this site carbs - fiber = net carbs. I use Nutrifox as my nutrition calculator. This nutrition information is an estimate based on the information provided by Nutrifox and the specific ingredients I used.
Other Easy Recipes
While this recipe isn’t keto, I have tons that are! If you are new to Keto try my favorite Sausage Egg and Cheese Bites, they contain less than one net carb per bite and they are perfect for meal prep! One of my favorite easy low carb dinners is this One Pan Cabbage Casserole. It is so easy, cheesy and delicious and it has less than 9 net carbs per serving. Some other favorites, Keto Chocolate Cookies, Pimento Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Peppers and Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels!