Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli

Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli

Preparation Time20 mins Cooking Time270 mins Makes 8 1/2 cups

This Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli soup recipe is worth the wait. With veggies, beans & pasta the time spent waiting will melt away once you taste it!

Ingredients List
  1. 6 slices bacon, chopped
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped
  3. 2 medium carrots, chopped
  4. 2 stalks celery, chopped
  5. 1 clove garlic, chopped
  6. 1 can (16 oz.) cannellini beans or white kidney beans
  7. 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  8. 3 Knorr® Chicken flavored Bouillon Cube(s), crumbled
  9. 4 cups water
  10. 3/4 cup ditalini pasta

Directions

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1. Cook bacon in large nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon and reserve 2 tablespoons drippings; set aside.

2. Cook onion, carrots and celery in reserved drippings over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 8 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 30 seconds.

3. Turn onion mixture into slow cooker. Add 1/2 of the bacon and reserve remaining bacon for garnish. Mash 1/2 cup beans with fork. Stir in beans, tomatoes, Knorr® Chicken flavored Bouillon Cubes and water. Cook covered on LOW 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH 4 to 6 hours. Stir in ditalini and cook covered on HIGH an additional 30 minutes. Serve with reserved bacon and, if desired, grated Parmesan cheese.