Delicious Pasta Fagioli

What a great easy delicious recipe. Best part my boys loved it and stated it was the best pasta fagioli they ever ate.

Pasta-Fagioli

Yield :

  • Makes 20 cups (each serving, 1 cup)
  • SmartPoints 5
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients :

  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey, see shopping tip
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 cups onions, chopped
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28oz) can tomatoes, diced
  • 1 (16 oz) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (16 oz) can white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (16 oz) can great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 (10oz) cans reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 (24 oz) jar marinara or pasta sauce, I used Prego’s Heart Smart pasta sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 6 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
  • Grated Parmesan cheese to top each bowl with, optional

Preparation :

  • Brown beef in a large nonstick soup pot. Drain in a colander in sink.
  • 2. In the same pot, heat olive oil.  Add onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir often.
  • 3. Add drained beef back to pot.  Stir in canned tomatoes, beans, beef broth, pasta sauce, zucchini, water, Italian seasonings and pepper.
  • 4. Bring soup up to a boil. Turn heat to a simmer, cover and let cook for 50 minutes.
  • 5. Add pasta to soup.  Cover and cook for about 10 minutes longer until pasta is ready.  If you like a thinner soup, just add another ½ cup water or so.
  • 6. Ladle soup into a small bowl or cup.  Top with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
  • 7. This soup freezes great!

Nutritional Info :

  • Makes 20 cups (each serving, 1 cup)
  • Weight Watchers SmartPoints 5
  • Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4
  • Weight Watchers (old points) 2

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