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Italian Pasta Fagioli recipe

Make authentic Pasta Fagioli with sausage and ground beef with this Italian pasta Fagioli recipe. This is a traditional Italian pasta Fagioli recipe with vegetables, pasta, beans, and Italian herbs. 

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This Italian pasta Fagioli recipe is one of my top three favorite soup recipes.   And I eat it at Olive Garden every chance I get.  But I have been working at coming up with a more traditional Italian pasta Fagioli recipe we can enjoy at the Ranch.   I think I have mastered it and the hubby says he knows I have.   And we hope you enjoy this version of our authentic Pasta Fagioli soup as much as we did. 
 
traditional Italian pasta Fagioli recipe
 
Of course, he is my Number One fan but I think this is his favorite soup and I am sure this is just the first pot of Pasta Fagioli with sausage that we will be making at the Ranch.   This traditional Italian pasta Fagioli recipe is loaded with veggies, a mix of beef and Italian sausage, pasta, beans and the perfect blend of Italian herbs.  And it can be topped with Parmesan cheese and served with crusty bread for a great hearty meal.   
 

What’s in authentic Pasta Fagioli:

  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1/2 lb of ground Italian sausage
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cubed
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 15oz can of tomato sauce
  • 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 32 oz carton of chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 cup of rigatoni pasta
  • 15oz can of white great northern beans, drained
  • 150z can of red kidney beans (I used Ranch Style beans)
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese, optional
 

How to Make this authentic Pasta Fagioli with sausage:

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This authentic Pasta Fagioli recipe is loaded with fresh vegetables, a mix of beef and Italian sausage, pasta, beans and the perfect blend of Italian Herbs. It’s hearty and one of the best comfort foods.  
 
pasta Fagioli with sausage
 
Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and the ground Italian sausage and cook until browned, crumbling the beef and sausage as it cooks.  We use this handy mix and chop shown in the photo to make crumbling and cooking the ground beef and sausage easy.  Remove the cooked meat mixture and drain on a paper towel-lined plate and then set aside.
 
traditional Italian pasta Fagioli recipe

Heat about 1 tablespoon oil in the Dutch oven, add the chopped onion, carrots, and celery. Cook until tender, stirring occasionally.

 

Peel and mince 3 garlic cloves.    NOTE: We use this blue garlic peeler tube and also our only and favorite garlic mincer/chopper to make short work of mincing garlic cloves. 
 
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 When vegetables are tender, add the minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute longer

 

traditional Italian pasta Fagioli recipe

 
Add the dry basil, oregano, and thyme and give the vegetables a quick stir to disperse the spices throughout. 
 
 
traditional Italian pasta Fagioli recipe
 
Pour in chicken broth, tomato sauce, add diced tomatoes with juice
 
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Return the cooked ground beef and Italian sausage to the dutch oven, stir. 

 

pasta fagioli with sausage

 

Now is the time to season this traditional Italian pasta Fagioli recipe with salt and pepper to taste. 

 

pasta fagioli with sausage

 

 Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for about 20 minutes to thicken.  Then add the pasta and cook for 12 minutes until the pasta is al dente. Stir in both cans of beans and cook until heated through.

 

Italian pasta fagioli recipe

Spoon into bowls and you can either top it with or without grated parmesan cheese.   Serve with a loaf of hot crusty bread. 

 

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Authentic Pasta Fagioli with sausage

Make authentic pasta Fagioli with sausage and ground beef with this Italian pasta Fagioli recipe. This is a traditional Italian pasta Fagioli recipe with vegetables, pasta, beans, and Italian herbs. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: authentic pasta Fagioli, Italian pasta Fagioli recipe, pasta Fagioli with sausage, traditional Italian pasta Fagioli recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 384kcal
Author: Evelyn

Equipment

  • Dutch Oven

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and the ground Italian sausage and cook until browned, crumbling the beef and sausage as it cooks. A Mix and Chop is our go-to utensil for breaking up and cooking ground meat.
  • Remove the cooked meat mixture and drain; set aside
  • Heat about 1 tablespoon oil in the Dutch oven, add onion, carrots, and celery. Cook until tender, stirring occasionally. When vegetables are tender, add garlic and cook for about 1 minute
  • Add dry basil, oregano, and thyme and give it a quick stir
  • Pour in chicken broth, tomato sauce, add diced tomatoes with juice
  • Return the cooked ground beef and Italian sausage to the dutch oven, season with salt and pepper, to taste
  •  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for about 20 minutes to thicken.  Then add the pasta and cook for 12 minutes until the pasta is al dente. Stir in both cans of beans and cook until heated through.
  • Serve topped with grated parmesan cheese (optional)

Nutrition

Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4069IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg


 
 
 

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consultpro

Wednesday 17th of January 2018

I'm going to make this, this weekend... Have always wanted to try it.

Jamie Sherman

Tuesday 24th of November 2015

We love Olive garden too - and I love being able to recreate some of our favorite recipes at home! :)

Linda Nortje

Tuesday 24th of November 2015

This looks so good, Evelyn ! I know my family will love it !