Instant Pot Pasta E Fagioli Soup is an Olive Garden copycat soup recipe. Ground Italian sausage, kale, Northern beans, Ditalini pasta, and more all in one savory and comforting Instant Pot soup.
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Make this pasta Fagioli with just a 25 minute cook time in your pressure cooker. Skip dining out and make this copycat Olive Garden pasta e Fagioli at home, and enjoy the leftovers!
If you are unsure on how to pronounce pasta e fagioli, let me know. Here is how – paa·stuh ee faa·jow·lee.
This Olive Garden Fagioli soup is..
- Slow simmered flavor in a fraction of the time
- Made with a creamy broth for total comfort
- Can be made in the slow cooker, stovetop, or Instant Pot
- Simple ingredients
- 5-minute prep
- Pair with my Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks
- Tasty Italian sausage flavor in every bite
Ingredients For Fagioli Soup
How to Make Pasta Fagioli Soup In Instant Pot
- Cook sausage and onions in Instant Pot. Cook until browned and fully cooked.
- Toss in the garlic and Italian seasoning and cook for another minute or until fragrant.
- Pour in chicken stock and scrape the bottom of the Instant Pot. Then toss in your beans, pasta, parmesan rind, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
- Place lid on Instant Pot, cook 4 minutes on high pressure followed by a quick release.
- Remove lid and stir in the chopped kale and heavy cream. Let sit for 2-3 minutes to wilt the kale a bit.
- Serve with grated cheese and more red pepper flakes if you want.
Full directions and measurements for recipe are in the recipe card below.
How to Make Pasta e Fagioli in Crock Pot
- Cook your sausage and onions in a skillet on the stove until browned. Or you can use the saute feature on your crockpot if it has one.
- Next, add in the garlic and Italian seasoning and cook until fragrant.
- Pour all the ingredients except the pasta, heavy cream, and kale into the slow cooker. Cook for 7-8 hours on low.
- 30 minutes before serving, remove the lid and stir in the pasta, cream, and kale.
- Once done, serve with parmesan cheese!
Variations to Recipe
- Leave out the parmesan cheese rind if you want.
- Use ground pork sausage or ground beef instead of Italian sausage.
- Add in a can of kidney beans as well as the Northern beans.
- Add in a can of diced tomatoes.
- You are welcome to use vegetable broth or beef broth in replace of chicken stock.
- Leave out red pepper flakes if you don’t want a kick of heat.
Recipe FAQs for Instant Pot Pasta Fagioli
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- ½ pound Italian sausage (mild or spicy, your choice)
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup (8 ounces) Ditalini pasta, uncooked
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
- 2 cans (20 ounces) Great Northern Beans, drained
- 1 parmesan rind, optional
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional and to taste
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 cups chopped Tuscan kale
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Start by sauting your ground Italian sauage and onion in the Instant Pot on the saute feature. Once the sausage is fully cooked, drain any excess grease off.
- Add in the garlic and Italian seasoning and let cook another minute till it becomes fragrant.
- Pour in the chicken stock and use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of pot to deglaze. Then add in your beans, parmesan rind, pasta, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper.
- Place the lid on your Instant Pot and make sure the valve is set to sealing. Cook for 4 minutes followed by a quick release of pressure.
- Once your soup is done, pour in the heavy cream, and chopped kale. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes to wilt the kale.
- Serve this Pasta e Fagioli soup with grated parmesan if you would like.
Slow Cooker Directions
- Follow the same instructions as above, by sauting meat in skillet on the stove. Then stir in the onions, garlic, Italian seasoning and let it all become fragrant the same.
- Toss the meat in the Slow Cooker along with broth, parmesan rind, beans, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- 30 minutes before serving toss in pasta, kale, and heavy cream. Stir and place lid back on and let it cook a bit longer till pasta is done.
- Garnish and serve.
You can add kidney beans into the soup if you would like.
- Toss in a can of diced tomatoes for more flavor.
- Leave the parmesan rind out if you would prefer.
- You can use half and half in replace of the heavy cream.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 497Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 615mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 6gSugar: 6gProtein: 25g
This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.