'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.
I am rating this a 4 because my eleven year old son loved it. He hates carrots and it did not matter that they were present. - 07 Aug 2017 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is my first time eating Pasta Fagioli and this one is very good, even in the summertime. I put it in the crockpot and let it Simmer all night then added a can of diced Italian-seasoned tomatoes to "beef" it up because I only used the recommended amount of vegetables. I bet this will be really good when it's cold outside too. Keeping the noodles separate is brilliant and I will use that idea with other recipes. Thanks so much Karyn for submitting your recipe. - 28 Jul 2017 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I am giving this 5 stars because it tasted amazing but I did change a few things. I substituted tomato juice for V8 because that's what I had. And sprinkled parmigiana cheese in our bowls to taste. My son is extremely picky and ate this right up! - 09 Jul 2017 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)