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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Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli Soup
 
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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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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup dried white great northern or navy beans
  • ⅔ cup dried red kidney beans
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage (mild or spicy)
  • ½ yellow or white onion, diced
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 15-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes (not drained)
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped or sliced carrots
  • 1 cup ditalini pasta, boiled til tender
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 1½ teaspoon dried Italian blend seasoning (OR substitute ½ teaspoon each dried basil, dried thyme, and dried oregano)
  • ¼ 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.
  3. *The following instructions are for using an Instant Pot. For slow cooker instructions, check out the recipe notes.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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."
  7. Stir in ditalini pasta, garnish with cracked black pepper, fresh basil, and grated parmesan cheese if desired and serve.
Notes
For slow cooker method, saute meat, onions, and garlic in a pan on the stove before adding to your slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients to the pot (except for cooked pasta), cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or on low for 4-6 hours. Stir in pasta, garnish and serve.

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hey girl- this soup looks so yummy!

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! πŸ™‚

    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. πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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

    Step 5 – I’ve updated the recipe instructions! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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

    Step 5 – I’ve updated the recipe instructions! πŸ™‚

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!

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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚

      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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚