Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Easy and tasty instant pot pasta e fagioli soup is full of comforting, savory flavors that will warm you all season long.

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Well it’s safe to say I’m on a soup rampage. Fall came in a hurry bringing with it all the crisp and chilly weather that makes me crave soup like crazy. And really I’m okay with that because soup this tasty and this easy to make is my kind of meal!

This pasta e fagioli features two kinds of beans, which you may already know are part of the pulses family. Pulses are completely delicious, protein-packed (hoorah!), and one hundred percent sustainable. It’s a win-win-win all around when you’re working pulses into your daily diet.

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These days I am looking for any way I can to sneak more protein into my kids’ diets in particular because my twin toddlers are picky picky picky and I can hardly get them to eat typical proteins like meat. They’ve recently started warming up to soup and I’m praising heaven for that since I often slip pulses, including split peas, lentils, chickpeas, and beans, into our soups at home.

This soup is one of our favorites! It’s packed with savory Italian flavors and has the most amazing consistency – a perfect balance between brothy soup, and chili.

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This hearty soup is a cinch to whip up in your instant pot (or slow cooker if you prefer – see the recipe notes!) and will make your weeknight dinner routine a breeze.

The combination of Italian seasonings, garlic, and a pinch of red pepper flakes really make the flavors of this dish stand out. My family took a vote and we say it’s better than restaurant versions!

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I hope you give this easy recipe a try and that you enjoy this savory instant pot pasta e fagioli soup as much as we do!

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What people are saying about this Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli Soup

“I have had an instant pot for a while but the recipes that I have tried did not turn out. I love this soup so decided to give it one more try. I am so glad I did. My husband said, “This is a keeper!” It was delicious. Thanks for the recipe.” – Kathryn

“ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS SOUP! WE LOVED IT! I WILL MAKE AGAIN MANY TIMES.” – Jennie

“I made this last night and my Italian in-laws LOVED it!” – Katie

“Made this tonight. It’s a dead ringer for the Olive Garden version in my humble opinion!” – Shari

 

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Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Easy and tasty instant pot pasta e fagioli soup is full of comforting, savory flavors that will warm you all season long.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soaking time 6 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup dried white great northern or navy beans
  • 2/3 cup dried red kidney beans
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage (mild or spicy)
  • 1/2 yellow or white onion, diced
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes (not drained)
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped or sliced
  • 1 cup ditalini pasta, boiled til tender
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian blend seasoning (OR substitute 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, dried thyme, and dried oregano)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • fresh basil, cracked black pepper, grated parmesan cheese (for topping)

Instructions

  1. First prepare the beans. Cover beans with cold water and soak overnight or 6-8 hours, then drain and rinse.

  2. Combine beans in a large stock pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat slightly and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally until beans are tender and cooked through.

    *The following instructions are for using an Instant Pot. For slow cooker instructions, check out the recipe notes.

  3. Preheat your instant pot using the "saute" setting, then add Italian sausage, and onions and saute for 3-5 minutes until sausage is browned. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes longer until fragrant.

  4. Switch instant pot to the "soup" setting. Add chicken broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, celery, carrots, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning and stir to combine.

  5. Lock the lid in place and set the pressure release to "sealing". Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Allow the pot to sit for 3-4 minutes and then turn the release valve for a "quick release."

  6. Stir in ditalini pasta, garnish with cracked black pepper, fresh basil, and grated parmesan cheese if desired and serve.

Recipe Notes

To make this soup in a Slow Cooker, complete step 3 on the stovetop rather than in the slow cooker or IP (saute the meat, onions, and garlic in a pan on the stove over medium heat). Combine ingredients in step 4 in your slow cooker, cover, and cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 4 hours. Stir in pasta at the end before serving as in step 5. Enjoy!

 

This post is in partnership with USA Pulses & Pulse Canada.

 

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hey girl- this soup looks so yummy!

Easy and tasty instant pot pasta soup!

I have had an instant pot for a while but the recipes that I have tried did not turn out. I love this soup so decided to give it one more try. I am so glad I did. My husband said this is a keeper. It was delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

This looks delicious!! If I use canned beans, would I throw them in with the rest of the soup ingredients? That may be a dumb question but I am a brand new IP user and am unsure if that would split the beans. Thanks!

When do you add the beans? I added it before pressure cooking, but I am not sure that is correct.

    Step 5 – I’ve updated the recipe instructions! 🙂

      ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS SOUP! WE LOVED IT! I WILL MAKE AGAIN MANY TIMES, BUT I WIL EITHER LEARN HOW TO DO THE BEANS IN THE INSTANT POT OR USED CANNED BEANS. THAT STEP SEEMED UNNECESSARILY LONG. GREAT RECIPE!

    I wondered about the beans also?

      So sorry for the confusion – I’ve never had this happen before but this one page is having a technical issue that won’t allow me to update the recipe information (darn computers!) but the beans go in with the chicken broth in step 5, OR for beans that are more firm, you can add them in the last step with the pasta. 🙂

The recipe instructions don’t say whether or not to add the beans to the instant pot ingredients and cook with them or add them at the end with the pasta

    Step 5 – I’ve updated the recipe instructions! 🙂

When do you add the beans for the instant pot method?

    Step 5 – I’ve updated the recipe instructions! 🙂

This looks really good. I’m new to my Instant Pot and loving the results of everything so far.

I have a question about this recipe. Soak beans overnight. Easy. Simmer beans on the stove for an hour? Can that part be done in the Instant Pot? When do they go in the Instant Pot? And when do the pasta go in? Does the pasta have to be done on the stove or in the Instant Pot?

This looks yummy but when do you add the beans to the soup? It doesn’t say in the recipe. Thanks!

    Step 5 – I’ve updated the recipe instructions! 🙂

Using the Instapot method, when are the beans added in? With the cooked pasta?

    Step 5 – I’ve updated the recipe instructions! 🙂

      So if usin the Instantpot Do yiu need to cook the beans for one hour still? Than add them?

        Yes, I recommend soaking them and cooking them for 1 hour prior if using the instant pot.

hi, this looks yummy. i’m still a newbie IP user. but can’t you cook the beans in there too? just not sure how long that would take or what setting. if i remember correct, i think there is a bean setting right? thanks

    Hi Natalie! I haven’t tried the beans in the instant pot, but I think it would work!

    Hey Natalie, You can boil the beans for 5 minutes and then cover, remove from heat and let sit for 1hr. Drain then add to pot in step 5. ALSO, after the 10mins quick release you can add the uncooked pasta, and seal back up, high pressure for 4 minutes more. quick release but do so in bursts instead of opening it all the way quickly…this will prevent splattering everywhere!

I made this last night and my Italian in-laws LOVED it! I would just like to make one suggestion. Your method doesn’t list what to do with the beans after they’re cooked. I just assumed I should stir them in at the end. Were they supposed to go in to be pressure cooked with everything else? Thanks!

    Step 5 – I’ve updated the recipe instructions! 🙂

You don’t mention what do with the beans after they cook for an hour. Do you drain them? It also doesn’t mention when to add them in the insta pot.

    Step 5 – I’ve updated the recipe instructions! 🙂

Unless I missed it, when do you add the beans? Didn’t see it mentioned in recipe. Thx

    Step 5 – I’ve updated the recipe instructions! 🙂

      Step five says nothing about beans.

        So sorry for the confusion – I’ve never had this happen before but this one page is having a technical issue that won’t allow me to update the recipe information (darn computers!) but the beans go in with the chicken broth in step 5, OR for beans that are more firm, you can add them in the last step with the pasta. 🙂

Nearly every person has questioned, when to add the beans? you’ve answered, I’ve updated the recipe. still not seeing it!

    So sorry for the confusion – I’ve never had this happen before but this one page is having a technical issue that won’t allow me to update the recipe information (darn computers!) but the beans go in with the chicken broth in step 5, OR for beans that are more firm, you can add them in the last step with the pasta. 🙂

Have you tried using canned beans? Instead of soaking dried ones overnight?

    Yes! You can also used canned (and drained) beans, just stir them in with the pasta in the final step of the recipe.

Hello. Looks deliCious, bit like the others i dont see what to do with the beans. I see you said you edited the recipe to include beans in step #5, however im still not seeing beans? Do i drain them then add them in with the other ingedients in step 5?

    Hi Jessica, Sorry for the confusion – I’ve never had this happen before but this one page is having a technical issue that won’t allow me to update the recipe information (darn computers!) but the beans go in with the chicken broth 🙂

hi! i dont see the beans added to step 5. are we supposed to put the beans in the pressure cooker with everything else?

    Hi Rachel! So sorry for the confusion – I’ve never had this happen before but this one page is having a technical issue that won’t allow me to update the recipe information (darn computers!) but the beans go in with the chicken broth in step 5, OR for beans that are more firm, you can add them in the last step with the pasta. 🙂

Husband and i thought it was amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

When do you add the beans back in? Before or after the soup cycle? I put them in when the chicken broth and other ingredients are added. It was quite tasty.

    Sorry just saw the other comments. Thanks.

Loved this and although I am not a veggie i SWAPPED out the spicy sausage for a bag of quorn mince and increased the spice. so totally meat free but high in protein- loved it.

Made this last night and it was absolutely delicious! I used Italian seasoned ground turkey instead of sausage, which subbed out very well. Thank you for the great recipe!!

This was fantastic! I used canned beans for convenience and just threw in the pasta uncooked with eveRythinh else and it came out Great!

    I was planning to add the pasta in uncooked as well! did you add any more chicken stock or adjust the time cooked?

      Nope, no other changes

        I made it last night and added the pasta in before cooking and it was delicious!!

    Me, too! Putting the uncooked pasta in worked perfectly! A true one pot success!

this was delicious. I did make a couple of small changes. I used a can of white beans drained & added at step 5. i also used orzo as that was the only small pasta i had in the pantry. Thanks for such a great meal.

mADE THIS LAST NIGHT – IT REALLY WAS TASTY!! mY BOYFRIEND AND DINNER GUESTS LOVED IT AS WELL. i DID IT IN A TRADITIONAL CROCK POT AND i USED (LOW/NO-SODIUM) CANED BEANS INSTEAD. lOVE THAT IT MAKES A HUGE POT OF HEARTY SOUP AND i KNOW IT WILL BE GREAT REHEATED. i WILL DEFINITELY MAKE THIS AGAIN. tHANK YOU, tIFFANY 🙂

You don’t mention when to add the beans. I noticed one person commented that they cooked the soup for 6 minutes, then added beans, then pressure cooked the additional time. I’m making this tonight. Please clarify. Also, I’m using dried great northern beans, but canned red kidney beans. Any different instructions? thanks!

    Just saw all the above notes about the beans. Sorry I didn’t read them first. Looking forward to trying this recipe, as my husband loves it when we go to Olive Garden. I;m new to the instant pot and enjoy tryig new recipes! thanks for sharing.

      Glad you got your question answered. I hope that you love this recipe as much as I do! Enjoy 🙂

This was amazing! My family and I just got done eating it. It was a Hit! Tasted just like Olive Garden.

    So happy to hear that both you and your family loved it!

If I need to make this quickly or if I forgot to soak the beans the night before, can I use the Instant pot in place of the soaking?

    You would be better off to skip the bean soaking and use canned beans, drained and rinsed.

So the pasta fagIoli recipe does mention when to add the beans. I assume after cooking in a pot of water they get put into the instant pot with the rest of the ingredients or did i miss thAt

    Hi Bill- Sorry for the confusion! The beans go in with the chicken broth in step 5, OR for beans that are more firm, you can add them in the last step with the pasta.

Just bought an Instapot. It is the small one as there are ony the two of us. Do these recipes require the large one?

    You should be fine with either size!

Made this tonight. It’s a dead ringer for the OG version iMHO!

Made this tonight. It’s a dead ringer for the OG version iMHO!

I didn’t see where the recipe calls to add the beans. I added the uncooked pasta after the pressure release and switched to “Soup” mode. Once the pasta was cooked, I added the beans.

    Way to go! I am glad that you enjoyed this recipe!

I tried this with canned beans. added at the end after the cooking was done with the cooked pasta. Delicious recipe. I added some cornstarch at the END and hit the saute button and let it thicken just a little because mine was quite watery. will make this again.

    Wow- sounds you like nailed this! Way to go!! Thanks for sharing your experience and great ideas, Heather! Glad you love it. 🙂

I made this and WOW! What a great recipe! I first I put the uncooked beans in the IP with 6 cups of chicken stock and used manual high pressure for 3 minutes and then drained them. They were not tender yet. I placed them in the IP when I added the other ingredients.

    Hi Marvin- glad it turned out great for you! Good job!! 🙂

I made this recipe a few months back with my slow cooker. For the life of me I am not able to find the slow cooker instructions again. Were they removed, or am I just completely over looking them?

    Hi Sheena- I switched my blog over to a new format here not too long ago and I think it deleted that portion of the recipe! I am so sorry about that. I will do my best to get it back on here as quickly as possible! Thanks for letting me know! 🙂

Why not just cook the beans in the pressure cooker? It makes soaking completely unnecessary! I adapted the recipe for myself for this and can’t wait to try it… This is a family favorite, I can never make enough of it!

    Hi Liz- happy to hear this recipe has become a family favorite for you! The leftovers are so delicious too!

Hi TiffAny! I make this regularly. Its a family fave! But i never know when to add the cooked beans. I’ve been adding after the IP is done. What do you do? 🙂

    Hi Katie! So happy to hear that this is a favorite in your house! Just like mine! 😉 Sorry for the confusion- The beans go in with the chicken broth in step 5, OR for beans that are more firm, you can add them in the last step with the pasta.

i’M NEW TO INSTAPOT. tHIS IS ONLY MY SECOND TIME USING IT. wHAT DOES IT MEAN TO DO IT ON SOUP BUT THEN COOK ON HIGH FOR 10 MIN

    Hi Julie- there are different functions/settings on the instant pot. You should see them labeled on each button of your Instant Pot! There should be a separate button that says “soup” and then another button labeled something like “pressure cook.” Once you get to the step with the instructions to cook on high, use the pressure cook button and select high as the cooking option. Hopefully this helps you!

WHere are the notes for Cooking with a crockpot?

    Hi Shey- I am working to get this fixed! When I transferred my website over recently multiple recipes lost the notes section! Sorry for the delay!!

This was amazing! My picky young kids loved it (although predictably they wished it had more pasta), and my husband said he could eat it every day.

Thank you for a great recipe! I used canned beans because I was short on time, and it worked out fine.

    Hi Martha- way to go with the kids eating this one! Such a relief sometimes, haha. Thanks for the feedback, especially with using canned beans! Glad it was enjoyed by all!

You don’t need to soak the beans overnight if you cook them first in the Instant pot. Then remove them and follow the recipe and add the beans back in later.

This recipe looks incredible! I don’t have an instant pot, but I do have a slow cooker. I don’t see the notes for using a slow cooker. thanks!

    Hi Victoria- sorry for the mishap! I recently transferred my website over and it deleted most of the “notes” section on the recipes! So frustrating. I am in the process of getting them back!

wow, the food looks delicious and delicious, i like the food in your menu.

This looks gReat. Is the one cup of pasta dry or alreaDy cooked. Thanks!

    Measured dry!

How wo the instructions work with canned bea?

    Hi Debbie- Yes! You can used canned (and drained) beans, just stir them in with the pasta in the final step of the recipe.

I wouldnt call this an easy instant pot recipe, when it takes 2 extra pots to cook beans and noodles. It was faSter to make on the stovetop, with one large pot. The steps in this recipe are also confusing. Tasty soup, not worth following this recipe though.

Hi.. this looks amazing! How is this instant pot tho? Soaking the beans for 12 hours, boiling the pasta until tender? Any suggestions for true instant pot recipe?

Really such a amazing post dear.

Hello, do you have to soak the beans if preparing this recipe in the instant pot? thanks!

    Yes- I do recommend soaking the beans!