Photo: Oxmoor House
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

This Pasta e Fagioli soup recipe is a busy weeknight family-favorite. One online reviewer says, "This recipe is delicious! Definitely a simple, rustic, comfort food."

How to Make It

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add sausage and garlic; sauté 2 minutes or until browned, stir-ring to crumble. Add water, broth, and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Stir in pasta, 1/4 cup cheese, oregano, salt, pepper, and beans; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 8 minutes or until pasta is done. Let stand 5 minutes; sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese. Garnish each serving with parsley and red pepper, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Might have to try again with different ingredients

May 25, 2016
I am surprised by the positive ratings on this.  Mine was awful.  I don't know if it was the Romano cheese or the type of Hot Italian sausage I used, but this was almost game-y tasting.  But giving all the glowing reviews I might have to try again.

taniabella's Review

November 04, 2013

EmilyBosworth's Review

February 05, 2013
Amazingly quick and easy. I never review and this one made me do it

stjohncook's Review

January 09, 2013
This soup is so easy. The only thing I did different was to add a can of tomatoes. It freezes beautifully. Delish.

Twinkenstein's Review

December 04, 2012
Loved this recipe and it's really easy. I've been avoiding soups for dinner because my boyfriend refuses to consider soup a "meal" but he really liked it and agreed it was filling. I used one can of red kidney beans and one white, also three cups of chopped fresh spinach for a little more color.

sharyn48's Review

September 25, 2012
this soup was the bomb...that's what my kids say!

beamandbud's Review

January 08, 2012
Made w 2 links of Italian Chicken sausage and broth instead of water. Delish! Gobbled up by husband and 7 year old.

PghGourmet's Review

November 14, 2011
Good basic recipe, but I had to improvise given the ingredients I had on hand and added some others for flavor: 1/2 cup diced onion, 1 carrot diced, 1 stalk celery diced; 2-1/2 cups chicken broth, and a 14-1/2 oz can diced tomatoes instead of water and tomato sauce; 1-1/2 Tbsp minced, fresh oregano; hot Italian sausage istead of mild (omitted pepper flakes); and 2 cans red kidney beans. Colorful and tasty result. Even better the second day.

hairballsrus's Review

November 05, 2011
Nice enough soup and better the next day, but I much prefer another CL recipe-Italian Sausage and White Beans. Almost the same idea, but minus the pasta and plus red/green pepper, tomatoes and basil.

novicecook82's Review

July 12, 2011
This was very easy to make and so delicious! I made it vegetarian, so I omitted the sausage and used vegetable broth. I also used fresh garlic and substituted one can of the white beans for kidney beans. Next time I may try adding onion or fresh veggies. This recipe is going into my regular rotation.