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4.80 from 10 votes

Lazy Slow Cooker Pasta E Fagioli Recipe

Delicious warm and satisfying soup filled with ground beef, pasta and beans. This thick and flavorful soup is a full meal in a bowl!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Brunch, dinner, lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Italian Inspired
Keyword: Bean soup, Crockot soup, Pasta e fagioli slow cooker recipe, Pasta e fagioli soup
Servings: 10
Calories: 364kcal



  • lbs browned ground beef
  • 19 oz can red kidney beans, drained
  • 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2 cups chopped mirepoix or one small onion, two carrots and 2 large celery stalks
  • 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 6 cups beef stock (or reconstituted base)
  • 1-2 sprigs fresh Rosemary (optional)
  • 2 pieces parmesan rind (optional) skip this if you want to keep dairy free
  • 8 oz ditalini or other small pasta


  • add browned ground beef, beans, vegetables, tomato sauce, chopped tomato and all seasonings to slow cooker
    1½ lbs browned ground beef, 19 oz can red kidney beans, drained, 15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained, 2 cups chopped mirepoix, 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes with liquid, 15 oz tomato sauce, 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • add salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic to slow cooker
    2 tablespoon minced garlic, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, ½ teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt, ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • Place parmesan rind into slow cooker, if using
    2 pieces parmesan rind (optional)
  • carefully pour beef stock into slow cooker and stir gently to mix
    6 cups beef stock (or reconstituted base)
  • lay rosemary sprigs on top of mixture, cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
    1-2 sprigs fresh Rosemary (optional)
  • 30 minutes prior to serving remove rosemary and add pasta to slow cooker. stir to mix and re-cover until serving.
  • Enjoy!


Be sure to remove the parmesan rind from soup prior to serving, if you use it.  


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 678mg | Potassium: 1040mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 219IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 6mg