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Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli (Meatless Monday Series)


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If you’re a fan of this famous Olive Garden soup, take note of this yummy and flavorful meatless version. It’s a great way to feed a crowd on a budget and something you can compile and keep warm in a slow cooker. The combo of sautéed veggies, broth, pasta, beans, and diced tomatoes make for a filling and easy to throw together meal.

Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli Soup

Recipe adapted from Food.com


2 – 11 oz packages meatless crumbles (pictured is Beyond Meat brand; click here for coupon)
3 pieces celery, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 – 24 oz cans diced tomato
2 – 32 oz containers vegetarian broth
15 oz can red kidney beans, drained
15 oz can white kidney (cannelloni beans), drained
24 oz jar spaghetti sauce
8 oz dry elbow macaroni
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
2 teaspoons dried oregano
5 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

How to make vegetarian pasta fagioli soup recipeDirections: Heat your largest pot on the stove with olive oil. Add onion, celery, and carrots and sauté for a few minutes. Add meatless crumbles, combine, and heat for another few minutes. Add tomatoes and let simmer for 10 minutes. Drain & rinse beans. Add beans, spaghetti sauce, broth, Tabasco, oregano and pasta. Let simmer for 45 minutes until veggies and pasta are tender. Serve with fresh chopped parsley if desired. Makes about 10 servings.
Hip2Save Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe
This recipe makes over 6 quarts so be sure to use a large pot. I transferred some to my slow cooker to keep warm until dinner time and then froze the rest for later. You can also split the recipe in half for a smaller batch.

Meatless Monday Recipe Series Hip2SaveWant more Meatless Monday meals? Check out last week’s 7 Layer Tortilla Pie recipe and stay tuned for more Meatless recipes in the weeks and months to come! 🙂

[h2s_box]Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.[/h2s_box]

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Comments 35

  1. breadhead

    Looks yummy!! I need to go grocery shopping!! 😛 Happy cooking!!

    • breadhead

      awwhh… 🙂 is what I wanted to put it on above! sorry.

  2. Sheila

    Great minds think alike, just put this in the crockpot for dinner this morning 😉 Yumm-o! Enjoy!!

  3. Holly

    But normally meatless monday is for savings…that faux meat is EXPENSIVE

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      It would be about 4$ for 11oz. using the coupon. I think regular ground beef is almost 4$ right now? You could skip it and use more veggies.

    • shopper

      Morning Star makes meatless crumbles, may be cheaper than Beyond Meat.

    • Melissa

      If you sign up for the Beyond Meat emails, they send out monthly coupons, often $1 off or buy on get one free coupons. If you combine with manufacturers or Whole Foods coupons, you can usually get these at ~$2 per bag.

      • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

        Wow! That’s great!

  4. Julie

    You could always add some extra veggies and eliminate the meatless crumbles. I might try some zucchini, squash and corn or something instead.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Great ideas!

  5. cindy

    I do this with more veggies and extra beans minus the veggie meat HTH!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Great idea

  6. K

    Looks delicious… Thanks! Using jarred pasta sauce is such a time-saver.

  7. Maria

    I would eliminate the meatless crumbles all together…

  8. Christine

    This looks so yummy, will definitely have to put this on the list for dinner this week.

  9. us4royers

    Where would I find that meatless crumble. I have never heard of it. I shop at Kroger. Would they sell it?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I found some at whole foods. Their website has other locations

    • shopper

      Kroger doesn’t sell it. You can find Morning Star though, it’s in the regular freezer section. Beyond Meat is frozen too, but at Whole Foods, Sprouts.

    • Dianne

      Look in the freezer section with the Morning Star products there is also a Gardein brand that Kroger carries and sometimes you can find Bocca or Quorn, they are all good.

      • mel

        You can try Target too in the freezer case. It’s with Morningstar Farms & Gardein products.

  10. Dianne

    There are cheaper alternatives to meatless “meat” but just put in beans instead or make your own meatless crumbles they’re pretty easy actually and much more economical. Thank you so much for these vegetarian meals, so appreciated!!!

  11. Trish

    I am so excited to try this!!

  12. jhnicole

    Woo hoo I like this recipe .I have to change a few things but loving it thanks.

  13. Unknown

    I think this tastes like a cross between goulash and chilli.

  14. Jennifer

    Yum! Loving the meatless monday ideas. This meal can be made as is or changed up to meet anyone’s needs. When you think about what a large amount of soup it is then the meatless meat seems reasonably priced. Sometimes I just put half of whatever the recipe calls for of meat just so I feel like I’m getting some meat flavor and that saves me $ too.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes this was seriously like 3-4 meals for us! Huge. 🙂 I stored in ziploc freezer bags to save room in freezer

  15. tracy

    Does anyone have a shutter fly code that they are not using for a photo book? If so can you email it to me, tdcorbinaaron@gmail.com making a gift for my sons father. Thank you in advance.

  16. Jessica Danielle Kemp

    Eliminate jarred pasta sauce and add a large can of crushed tomatoes with fresh basil, oregano, minced garlic and a splash of red wine and salt. It is so much more flavorful. You can use garbanzo beans, zucchini and kale instead of meatless crumbles.

  17. Jai

    I am vegan and always have TVP (textured vegetable protein) in the cabinet. It is a soy product but i usually use it when i have non-vegans over for dinner! You can usually get it in the bulk section of grocery store so you save money there by only grabbing what you need. Its dried so you have to reconstitute it. Sometimes I use water or veggie broth. Afterwards it looks just like those crumbles without the caramel coloring! And no one can tell the difference which is the best part! HTH for an alternative.

    • Sonya

      Ditto, I just love TVP!!!

  18. Ema Jones

    Healthy and tasty meal!

  19. Nicole

    That looks like a wonderful version!

  20. Jodi

    I made a similar recipe tonight. I purée the canned beans since my kids don’t like chunks. It makes the soup nice and thick.

  21. Txwife

    Thank you so much Lina! Just made this using almost all organic ingredients (minus the meatless crumble) and gluten free pasta. It was soooooooo good! And it was like less than $15 for the whole pot! 😉

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