How To Make a Delicious Classic Italian Soup in the Slow Cooker.

Pasta e Fagioli is one of my all time favorite comfort foods. It is a simple, hearty, Italian soup-type dish made with pasta, beans, meat and veggies.

When made in the slow cooker simmering for a few hours, I find it as good as the one at the Olive Garden…

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Crock Pot Pasta e Fagioli Soup. What a Tasty Experience!
 
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This is how to make a wonderful Italian Classic Soup in the Slow Cooker
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Recipe type: Main / Side
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8 serves
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Add olive oil to a large skillet and add in ground beef. Crock Pot Pasta e Fagioli01
  2. Cook until browned and no longer pink.Crock Pot Pasta e Fagioli1
  3. Place the beef in a slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients except for the beans and pasta.Crock Pot Pasta e Fagioli2
  4. Add spices to your taste and cover.Crock Pot Pasta e Fagioli4
  5. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Crock Pot Pasta e Fagioli5
  6. Thirty minutes before serving insert beans and pasta, stir and cover again.Crock Pot Pasta e Fagioli9
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Discard bay leaves before serving.
  9. Serve immediately while hot.
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Serving size: 8 serves
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