One Pot Pasta e Fagioli
One Pot Pasta e Fagioli is a hearty one pot pasta dish with pancetta, beans, kale, and plenty of parmesan. It requires minimal prep and will become a family favorite!
This One Pot Pasta e Fagioli is a hearty, family-friendly meal that’s ready in 30 minutes!
Pasta e Fagioli is typically a soup with pasta and beans, so this meal is a different take on that. Most of the soup recipes that I’ve seen are made with ground meat, but the inspiration for this particular recipe came from the back of a bag of Bob’s Red Mill dried cranberry beans.
It’s a one pot meal with pancetta, dried beans, and pasta, but it takes considerably longer to cook because of the dried beans.
While I love using dried beans in recipes, I think we can all use a recipe thats’s ready much faster.
This One Pot 30-Minute Pasta e Fagioli is the answer to all of that.
This meal is great because you can customize this by using your favorite pasta, subbing the pancetta with ground meat or bacon, and using your favorite type of beans. I chose kidney beans for color, and the flavor was also great with the red pepper flakes and pancetta.
I added an entire bunch of kale because it’s growing like a weed in my garden, and I love the color and texture that it adds to this dish. It makes it even heartier, and provides a nice boost of nutrition.
This One Pot 30-Minute Pasta e Fagioli is deliciously creamy, and is perfect with a good dousing of freshly grated parmesan.
More one pot pasta recipes!
- Chicken pesto pasta
- Italian Chicken Tortellini Skillet from The Recipe Rebel
- Pasta Primavera
- Sausage red pepper pasta
- Skillet lasagna
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One Pot 30-Minute Pasta e Fagioli
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion chopped
- 4 ounces uncooked pancetta or bacon diced
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes use less to reduce the spiciness
- 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 8 ounces dry orecchiette pasta or your favorite
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 14 ounces kidney beans rinsed and drained
- 1 bunch kale torn, or about 3 cups
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese for serving
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and pancetta and saute for 5 minutes or until the onion has softened. Add the garlic and chili flakes and cook 30 seconds more.
- Add the chicken broth and salt to the skillet, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the pasta and beans, and bring to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally to prevent the pasta from sticking to the pan, 11-13 minutes or until the orecchiette is al dente and has absorbed the majority of the liquid. When adding the orecchiette to the pot, try to separate them as best you can with a wooden spoon so that it will cook evenly.
- When the pasta is almost done, add the kale and stir until incorporated. Remove the pot from heat, and add salt and pepper, to taste.
- Serve hot with parmesan and enjoy!
- You can substitute the pancetta with chopped bacon or ground meat if desired.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
37 Comments on “One Pot Pasta e Fagioli”
I hope you feel better soon, Marcie! Cold are no fun. This pasta looks delicious! I love that you recreated the soup into a main dish. This is my kind of 30 minute meal!
Thanks Gayle — I’m actually functioning better today, which is a significant improvement!
Oh NOOO! I hope you feel better soon, Marcie! Any kind of cold stinks, but a head cold is one of the worst! Sending you ALL the feel better vibes, girlfriend! Hopefully you still have some of this pasta e fagioli on hand, because this looks so delicious and like the best thing to eat to make you feel all cozy inside! LOVE that this is so quick and easy! Such a delicious 30 minute meal! Cheers!
Thank you, Cheyanne! My head still hurts, but I feel like I can function more normally today…fingers crossed that I’m on the mend!
Kale growing in my garden is a luxury…I just love it! Thanks so much, Vivian, and you have a wonderful day as well!
Aww…sorry you’ve got a cold, Marcie. ‘Tis the season, I suppose. I hope you feel better soon. I know if it were me, this pasta dish would fix me right up! 🙂
Thanks Liz, and I’m definitely on the mend. I think the pasta did the trick! 🙂
Oh no, hope you feel better soon, Marcie! There’s definitely something going around – the kids and I have been battling the worst cold on off for the past two weeks as well. A big plate of comforting pasta is just what we need! This looks SO delicious and I”m loving the beans and kale in here! So yummy, hearty and satisfying!
Everyone I know has had this cold so it was just my time…luckily I’m feeling better! Thanks Kelly and I hope you and the kiddos feel better soon!
Oh man, I hope you get over your head cold fast!! I wish I could bring you some soup & a smoothie! 🙂 Anyway, this dish looks so hearty and delicious! And 30 minutes is always a good thing!
Thanks so much Ashley — I’ve felt better today than I have all week! Hope you have a great Super Bowl Sunday! 🙂
I’m so sorry you have a cold, Marcie! I hope you start feeling better soon and in the meantime definitely just lay on the couch and relax! No pasta is complete without a big heaping of Parmesan and I also love adding beans to my pasta these days! This looks awesome!
Thank you Izzy! I wish I had laid on the couch more, however I am feeling so much better today! And I agree about the parmesan! 🙂
Ohhhh Marcie, I hope you feel better soon! The winter is always so rough on the immune system. I’m absolutely in love with this pasta and even more in love with the fact that it only requires 30 minutes! Definitely a perfect meal to make on the weekly!
Thank you, Julia — my immune system took a huge hit but I’m bouncing back thankfully! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂
Marcie I am loving this recipe SO much! Love this creative spin on a one pot pasta!
Thanks so much Ashley!
I can’t believe I’ve never tried pasta e fagioli…this looks delicious, and so convenient that it’s ready in just 30 minutes 🙂 PS- totally jealous of your garden situation 😉
Thanks Denise! You won’t envy all the weeding I have to do in my garden this weekend — it’s been raining so much!
I hope you’re feeling much better now, Marcie! This one pot meal is right up my alley. I love all of the beans and kale that you added!
I’m feeling a lot better thank you! ?
I make pasta e fagioli often and I like your version using orecchiette pasta and kale…it looks great.
Thank you, Karen!
Looks yummy and super filling-– definitely need to give this a try!
I hope you try it, Balvinder!
Pasta Fagioli reminds me of my grandma, who used to make it all the time when I was growing up! I just love beans & I love soup.
I hope that your lousy cold is long gone! Those are such pains in the butt. 2016 was probably my worst year ever for colds. I traveled a lot and kept catching an energy sucking head cold. No fun!
You’re so lucky you grew up on it — I had no idea what it was until last year. 🙂 My cough is hanging on and it’s driving me nuts. Sounds like you know how I feel! Hope you have a great weekend Nicole!
I hope your feeling better now Marcie. Colds are no fun and so much harder with the kids. I always think that moms shouldn’t be aloud to get sick or the stomach bug. We just don’t have time for that nonsense. This pasta looks amazing. Love that it’s one pot and then done in 30 minutes. Score! Making this on soccer nights for sure! <3
My sore throat is coming back again Cyndi…this cold is so bad! And no, we don’t have time for this nonsense — who is gonna cook and clean? Thanks and have a great night!
I love quick one pot pasta dishes like this – it’s always the answer to those crazy busy weeknights! This pasta looks amazing Marcie! Hope you’re feeling better now!
Thank you Stacey!
Made this meatless. Used portabella mushrooms for the pancetta and vegetable broth. it is wonderful!!
Mushrooms instead of pancetta sounds delicious and I’m so glad you enjoyed this Melissa. Thank you so much for leaving me your feedback! 🙂
My teenage daughter and I made this tonight along with the one hour rosemary focaccia bread . . . soooo good! My husband was pleased and impressed too. Our local grocery store didn’t have orecchiette pasta so we substituted shells (I’ve never had orecchiette and am curious now, so I’ll be hunting it down for next time!) So glad I stumbled upon your website and will be trying more of your recipes. Thank you for great instructions and delicious ideas!
Hi Darla! I’m so happy to hear that both recipes were successful for you — thanks so much for taking the time to leave me your feedback! Orecchiette is very similar to shells so that was a great substitution. If you love shells I think you’ll love that shape too! 🙂
Try leaving our the chili flakes. I love them — but they are in every recipe these days (it seems). Real pasta e fagioli don’t have chili flakes.
Leaving out the chili flakes is definitely a personal preference.