Quick Pasta e Fagioli Soup


This simplified take on minestrone uses canned beans and tomatoes and packaged broth, meaning you can always keep the ingredients for this easy soup on hand.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup ditalini pasta or mini shells

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • ¾ cup diced carrot

  • ¾ cup diced celery

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 Parmesan rind (optional)

  • 1 (32 fluid ounce) container low-sodium vegetable broth

  • 1 (14 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can white beans, rinsed


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions; drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, bay leaf, rosemary, salt, crushed red pepper, and Parmesan rind, if using; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  3. Stir in broth and tomatoes with their juice; bring to a simmer. Stir in beans and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  4. Discard the bay leaf, rosemary sprig, and Parmesan rind, if using. Stir in the cooked pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
5g Fat
41g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 2 cups
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 756mg 33%
Potassium 754mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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