'Pasta e fagioli' means beans and pasta in Italian. This is my version of this comforting soup that uses cannellini beans, beef mince, tomato-vegetable juice and ditalini (or macaroni) pasta.
Delicious with minimal effort. I did NOT taste V-8 at all, just a wonderful full flavor. Great recipe and added to my recipes! Thanks! *** Have made this several times, with this last time using ground turkey. Also very good. **March, 2018 Just an update - this is perhaps one of 3 of the very best recipes on this site. Thanks again! - 09 Jan 2017 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is the first time I have made pasta fagioli. We loved this soup. Will be making it again. I did cook the pasta in the soup before adding the meat and beans. Needed more broth so I ended up adding a can of tomato sauce and more chicken broth. Really good. - 31 Mar 2018 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This soup was amazing! I liked it better than the chain restaurant version. I served my family the whole soup, salad and breadstick meal, they were all thrilled with the quality of the soup. I added red pepper flakes for a little spice. - 18 Jan 2018 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)