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Instant Pot Pasta Fagioli Soup

Pasta Fagioli is a hearty Italian pasta and bean soup. Cooked in a perfectly seasoned tomato-based broth, vegetables, and pasta, this wholesome one-pot meal makes a delicious weeknight dinner. Best of all this favorite vegetarian soup is ready in under 30 minutes using this easy Instant Pot recipe. 

pasta e fagioli soup served in white bowls with baguette

This recipe is inspired by the Pasta e Fagioli soup that I have enjoyed for years from a small pizzeria near my work. The delicious bean soup loaded with garlic, carrots, creamy potatoes, and the perfectly cooked pasta, served with a crusty baguette to mop up the soup always made a hearty lunch.

Eventually, when my office got relocated to a different town, I started to miss the simple and fresh taste of Pasta e Fagioli. I then started experimenting with this soup at home to realize that it was really easy to make with the same restaurant-like taste, minus the prosciutto. Now, my entire family loves this comforting, healthy soup which is a huge WIN!

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bowl of pasta e fagioli soup with spoon

My newest version of this recipe of course uses the Instant Pot. Pasta e Fagioli soup gets its creamy texture from the soft cooked potatoes and cannellini beans, carrots, and celery add freshness to this soup.

chopped vegetables for soup

The convenience of better than bouillon vegetable broth base and jarred marinara sauce helps make this soup in under 30 minutes. The tender ditalini pasta gets cooked along with the remaining ingredients in the Instant Pot makes this a true one-pot dish.

ingredients for Pasta e Fagioli

Steps

Here are the easy steps to make tasty Pasta e Fagioli soup:

Turn the Instant Pot to Saute mode and heat olive oil. Add carrots, celery, and garlic. Sauté for a minute. Add potatoes, tomato sauce, cannellini beans, pasta, parsley, crushed red pepper, and vegetable broth. Mix well.

steps one through four showing cooking vegetables in the Instant Pot

Close Instant Pot with pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Pressure Cook/Manual(Hi) for 4 mins followed by Quick Release. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in baby spinach or kale and enjoy hot!

steps five through eight showing adding broth and spinach to soup

Variations

  • You can increase the cannellini beans in the soup by using 2 cans. You can also use one can each of cannellini and red kidney beans
  • Add your favorite fresh herbs like parsley, basil, or rosemary
  • Stir in parmesan rind in the soup for an extra flavor boost
  • Serve with grated parmesan cheese
two white bowls with pasta fagioli soup in them

Tips

  • Cut the veggies small so they cook evenly in 4 minutes of pressure cooking.
  • Pressure Cook should be half the cook time suggested on the pasta packaging. In this recipe, I used ditalini pasta with 8-minutes stove-top cook time. Hence the pressure cook for this recipe is 4 minutes.
  • Soup will continue to thicken as it cools down. If you are not serving right away, add a cup of water or broth when reheating.
white bowl with soup in it and baguette on side

Serving

Serve hot with warm sliced baguette. You can also add some parmesan cheese while serving and for a spicy kick sprinkle some red chili flakes on top.

Storing

Soup can be refrigerated for 3 to 4 days. The pasta will continue to absorb liquids thicken. To reheat simply add warm water or broth and bring it to a gentle boil.

If making ahead or for a freezer-friendly option, cook the soup without the pasta. Boil pasta separately and add it to the soup when serving.

If you are a soup lover like me check out these delicious and easy Instant Pot soups:

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pasta fagioli soup served with sliced baguette

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Pasta e Fagioli

Italian pasta and bean soup loaded with garlic, carrots, and creamy potato and perfectly cooked pasta

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time20 mins

Total Time25 mins

Course: Soup

Cuisine: Italian

Servings: 4

Calories: 341kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Turn the Instant Pot to Saute mode and heat olive oil. Add carrots, celery, and garlic. Saute for a minute.

  • Add potatoes, tomato sauce, cannellini beans, pasta, parsley, crushed red pepper, and vegetable broth. Mix well.

  • Close Instant Pot with pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Pressure Cook/Manual(Hi) for 4 mins followed by Quick Release. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in baby spinach and enjoy hot!

Notes

Notes:
The pressure cook time should be half the cook time suggested on the pasta box. 
The soup may look watery when you open the pot, give a quick stir and the soup will thicken up as it cools down. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 978mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6930IU | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2.7mg

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Author: Archana

Hey there! I am a techie turned recipe developer, cooking instructor, and food blogger. I love food and enjoy developing easy and healthy recipes for busy lifestyles. I live in New Jersey with my husband and two sons.

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