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Bowl of Vegan Pasta e Fagioli with Spoon on the Side
Pasta e Fagioli
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Beans and pasta are served up in a garlicky tomato base to create this cozy and comforting vegan pasta e fagioli. Hearty, delicious, and easy enough for a weeknight dinner!

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: vegan pasta recipe, vegan soup recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 312 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for pasta
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 medium celery stalks, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh thyme leaves (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 1 (14 ounce or 400 gram) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (14 ounce or 400 gram) cans chickpeas, cannellini beans, great northern beans, or butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups small dried pasta shells (about 4.25 ounces)
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and place it over medium heat.

  2. When oil is hot. add the onion, carrots and celery. Sweat the veggies for about 5 minutes, until they begin to soften up.

  3. Add the garlic and cook it with the veggies for about 1 minute, until very fragrant.

  4. Push the veggies to the side of the pot, then add the tomato paste. Fry the tomato paste briefly, stirring it constantly, for about 1 minute.

  5. Stir in the broth, rosemary, thyme, tomatoes, and beans.

  6. Raise the heat and bring the soup to a boil. Lower the heat and allow it to simmer until the veggies are soft, about 30 minutes.

  7. While the soup simmers, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook it according to the package directions. Drain and return the pasta to the pot. Toss it with a few dashes of olive oil.

  8. When the soup is done simmering, stir in the pasta.

  9. Remove the pot from heat and season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.

  10. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Pasta e Fagioli
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 44
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.9g8%
Saturated Fat 0.9g5%
Sodium 1079mg45%
Potassium 659mg19%
Carbohydrates 51.9g17%
Fiber 9.7g39%
Sugar 6.3g7%
Protein 16.1g32%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.