Yield: 8 servings

Pasta e Fagioli

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Easy Pasta e Fagioli Soup Recipe made in the Instant Pot. You'll love this hearty comfort food with the trifecta of meat, pasta, and vegetables!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 can (14.5 ounce) diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 1 can (15 ounce) tomato sauce
  • 32 ounce beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup ditalini pasta
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 can (15 ounce) Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounce) Kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Turn on Instant Pot and select "SAUTE." Add ground beef and cook until browned. Drain liquid and remove meat to paper towel lined plate. Set aside.
  2. Add olive oil, onion, carrots, celery and garlic to the instant pot while still on saute. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until vegetables have softened slightly.
  3. Add the beef broth to the pot while still on saute. Deglaze the pot by scraping the bits of browned meat and vegetables off the bottom. This takes only a few seconds, but is an important step! Select "cancel."
  4. Now add the beef back to the pot, as well as the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, remaining beef broth, water, ditalini pasta, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning. Give a quick stir.
  5. Lock the lid in place, turn on High Pressure and cook time of 4 minutes.
  6. When cook time ends, allow to naturally release pressure for 5 minutes, then do a quick release. 
  7. Open the lid after pressure releases and add one can of Great Northern Beans and one can of Kidney beans (both drained and rinsed). 
  8. Give the soup and stir and serve with parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 881mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 23g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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