Bowl of Poor Man's Pasta Fagioli Soup with Vegetables and Pasta

Delicious Poor Man’s Pasta Fagioli Recipe – Easy and Nutritious

Welcome to the best Poor Man’s Pasta Fagioli recipe you’ll ever try! This delightful and hearty soup is perfect for those seeking a nutritious and budget-friendly meal. With its rich flavors and simple ingredients, it’s a dish that warms both the heart and soul.

The Best Poor Man’s Pasta Fagioli Recipe

This Poor Man’s Pasta Fagioli is a fantastic option for a quick, delicious, and filling meal. Packed with beans, vegetables, and pasta, it’s an all-in-one dish that’s sure to satisfy your hunger.

Notes on Ingredients

  • Water: Essential for boiling the pasta and creating the soup base.
  • Ditalini Pasta: A small, tube-shaped pasta that holds up well in soups.
  • Tomato Sauce: Adds a rich, tangy flavor to the soup.
  • Cannellini, Kidney Beans, Black-eyed Peas: Provide protein and texture.
  • Frozen Green Peas, Corn, Potato, Carrots, Onion, Garlic: Fresh and nutritious vegetables that enhance the flavor and texture.
  • Fresh Parsley, Italian Seasoning, Salt, Black Pepper: Seasonings to enhance the taste.
  • Extra-virgin Olive Oil, Parmesan Cheese: Finishing touches that add richness and depth.

How to Make Poor Man’s Pasta Fagioli

  1. Boil Water: Bring 5 ½ cups of water to a boil in a large soup pot.
  2. Cook Pasta: Stir in the ditalini pasta and cook for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add Ingredients: Mix in the tomato sauce, beans, peas, corn, potato, carrots, onion, garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Simmer: Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Let it simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  5. Serve: Ladle the soup into bowls, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

How to Serve Poor Man’s Pasta Fagioli

Serve this soup hot, garnished with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Pair it with crusty bread or a fresh green salad for a complete meal.

How to Store Poor Man’s Pasta Fagioli

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply warm it on the stovetop or in the microwave until heated through.

Nutrition information

NutrientAmount per serving% Daily Value*
Calories451.77 kcal23%
Total Fat2.88 g4%
Carbs89.52 g34%
Sugars7.69 g9%
Protein19.9 g40%
Sodium749.04 mg37%
Fiber13.44 g48%
Saturated Fat0.45 g2%
Trans Fat0 g
Monounsaturated Fat0.86 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.8 g
Cholesterol0.14 mg0%
Calcium103.54 mg13%
Magnesium105.37 mg28%
Potassium1051 mg30%
Iron6.03 mg43%
Zinc2.71 mg27%
Phosphorus255.95 mg37%
Vitamin A914.3 mcg114%
Vitamin C22.63 mg28%
Thiamin (Vitamin B1)0.72 mg65%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)0.38 mg27%
Niacin (Vitamin B3)6.37 mg40%
Vitamin B60.41 mg30%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)290.68 mcg145%
Vitamin B120 mcg0%
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Vitamin E1.08 mg9%
Vitamin K16.61 mcg22%
Nutrition Information for Poor Man’s Pasta Fagioli

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

FAQs About Poor Man’s Pasta Fagioli

Can I use different types of beans?

Absolutely! Feel free to substitute with your favorite beans or whatever you have on hand.

Can I add meat to this recipe?

Yes, you can add cooked sausage, ground beef, or chicken for an extra protein boost.

Is this soup freezer-friendly?

Yes, you can freeze the soup for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Bowl of Poor Man's Pasta Fagioli Soup with Vegetables

The Best Poor Man’s Pasta Fagioli Recipe

Discover the best Poor Man's Pasta Fagioli recipe, a hearty and flavorful soup that's easy to make. Perfect for a quick and nutritious meal.
Temps de préparation 20 minutes
Temps de cuisson 40 minutes
Temps total 1 heure
Type de plat Soup Bowl
Cuisine Italian
Portions 8 servings
Calories 451.77 kcal


  • 5 ½ cups water
  • 1 pound ditalini pasta
  • 4 4 ounce cans tomato sauce (such as Hunt’s®)
  • 1 15 ounce can cannellini beans
  • 1 15 ounce can kidney beans
  • 1 15 ounce can black-eyed peas
  • 1 ½ cups frozen green peas
  • 1 15.25 ounce can whole kernel corn
  • 1 large potato diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 small head of garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley or to taste
  • 1 pinch Italian seasoning
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese or to taste


  • Bring water to a boil in a large soup pot and stir ditalini pasta into the boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 12 minutes.
  • Stir tomato sauce, cannellini beans, kidney beans, black-eyed peas, frozen green peas, corn, potato, carrots, onion, garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper into pasta. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer to blend flavors, 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Serve topped with olive oil and Parmesan cheese.
Keyword Pasta, Pasta Fagioli, Soup
Poor Mans Pasta Fagioli

Enjoy making and savoring this delightful Poor Man’s Pasta Fagioli recipe. It’s a comforting, hearty dish perfect for any occasion!

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