Tuesday, January 5, 2016

{Recipe Files}: Crock Pot Pasta Fagioli

I actually posted about this delicious soup a long long time ago (as in 3+ years ago), but since I made it this weekend, and remembered just how tasty it was, I thought I'd share it again with you guys today. 

It's another one from the crock pot lady over at A Year of Slow Cooking and it's a great one! So full of flavor, hearty, and just downright delicious!
Pasta fagioli in the crock pot--this recipe has a slight kick to it (nothing too spicy, just a little hint of something) that soaks in the longer this soup sits.

This isn't a recipe you'd make before leaving for work because the prep takes a bit more than dumping everything together. It's perfect for making on a Sunday afternoon so you have dinner ready for that night, and quite a bit of leftovers for the next day (or days).

What You Need:
-6 qt crock pot
-1 lb lean ground beef
Imagine salt, pepper and oregano are in the picture
-2 cans (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes (we did no salt added cans to take away some of the sodium)
-4 cups (32 oz) beef broth
-about 1 cup of dry pasta
-26 oz pasta sauce
-1 can kidney beans
-1 can small white beans
-about 1 cup of carrots (or slightly more if you like)
-about 2-3 stalks of celery (or more if you like)
-1/2 large red onion
-1 Tablespoon of Tabasco sauce
-2 teaspoons oregano
-1/4 tsp pepper
-1/2 tsp salt
What You Do:
1. Brown the meat and then drain it well. Set it aside to cool.

 2. Chop up the carrots, celery and onion. Add it to the bottom of the crock pot.
3. Drain and rinse the cans of beans. Add them to the crock pot.
4. Add in the tomatoes, with the juices.
Im not sure why these look like neon tomatoes in the picture.
 I swear, they were totally not radioactive.
5. Add in the pasta sauce, beef broth, oregano, Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
6. Finally, add in the ground beef and stir everything to combine it.

7. Set the crockpot to LOW for 8 hours, or HIGH for 4 hours. About an hour before it's done, add in the dry pasta (I used more than one cup of dry pasta in mine--closer to 1 1/2 cups). Cook for another hour until the pasta is tender.
Serve with Parmesan cheese (I prefer grated, but shredded would be yummy too) if you have it.
This made two meals for dinner for us, and 5 servings worth of leftovers. Possibly more if you don't go back for seconds *cough cough...MG!*

30 comments:

  1. This is one of Gary's favorite soups to get when we're out so I'll have to try it at home...the fact that it's in the crock pot makes it very hard for even me to mess up a soup!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. This sounds delicious - and like something my husband would love! I love my crockpot, but it's severely underutilized. I'll have to change that this year!

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  3. Nothing better than a delicious crockpot meal!! This sounds really good!!

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  4. Yummmm! I've always wanted to try making this at home as it's one of my favorite soups. Perfect for this time of year <3

    Green Fashionista

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  5. Yup, looks like I'll be making a trip to the grocery store this weekend so I can eat ALL of this! I love pasta fagioli so much! x

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  6. Looks yummy! I just used my crockpot last night- it's my favorite way to make a weeknight meal :)

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  7. so yum! i love an easy meal and this looks just beyond tasty. :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. I LOVE pasta fagioli! I've never tried making it at home though. Love that you threw everything into a crockpot for this too! LOL the tomatoes really do look neon, so weird! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  9. Ah this looks delicious! I am definitely going to try this myself. I have been on a soup kick lately and this sounds perfect...especially the fact that it is a crockpot recipe! Yum!

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  10. This looks so good! I have never had it before, but I love crockpot recipes so I'm definitely saving it!

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  11. This looks great! I've been so into soups and crock pot meals since it's become chilly.

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  12. This is one of my favorite soups and sounds so delicious on a cold winter day! I love even more that this is in the crockpot! I even have a crockpot recipe for my post today too! Can't beat the good ole crock!

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  13. That looks so good and would be great for work lunch leftovers and those kinds of recipes are always a major win in my book!

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  14. Oooh yum I need to try this. I want to make more crock pot meals this year and this one will definitely make the list!

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  15. This would be sooo good right now for lunch! You just inspired my post for tomorrow girl: hunger hahaha love ya!

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  16. I'm definitely a crockpot lady too and love trying out new recipes for Sunday dinner. This one looks yumm!

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  17. This sounds delish. And anything in a crockpot is a definite win!!!

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  18. MFD loves this soup. Me, not so much. I could halve it and it would be great for him!

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  19. This looks soooo good!! I am definitely obsessed with my Crock Pot and need to try some new recipes in the new year!

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  20. This is one of my favorite recipes, it's so good!

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  21. This sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing - I think my family would love it :)

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  22. It looks easy and sounds amazing - my favorite combo! I'll be adding this to my "must make" recipe list1 -Jessica, Sweet Little Ones

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  23. Oh how I love a good soup recipe and from the crock pot too. Looks mighty tasty Jen.

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  24. Yum! My mom made us some of this over the break and it's so tasty!!

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  25. Yum Yum YUM! Looks very tasty! I'm gonna be making a Lasagna soup this week/weekend and reading this make me excited to make it! :)

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  26. looks amazing! I'm so glad I was able to find your blog through the link up! can't wait to read more!

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  27. YUM! This looks pretty stinkin' delicious. :)

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  28. So trying this. DG loves this soup out, so I'm sure it will be a hit! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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