January 22, 2020

Slow cooker sausage pasta e fajioli soup

Disclosure: This recipe is being shared as part of #NationalSlowCookerMonth. I received products from our event sponsor Camellia Brand Beans for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

Hearty, warming, and delicious soup is what you need on a cold winter day. This slow cooker soup is full of vegetables, beans, sausage, and pasta for a complete and filling meal.

Hearty, warming, and delicious soup is what you need on a cold winter day. This slow cooker soup is full of vegetables, beans, sausage, and pasta for a complete and filling meal.

Slow cookers are such a terrific kitchen tool to have around! Mine gets a lot of use. One of the great things about a slow cooker is that they keep food warm and ready for evenings when you need to stagger your family's dinner. Some nights I'm at exercise class, or my husband works late or has a meeting, and having dinner cooked and set to warm allows everyone to eat when they need to (and we don't have to worry about picking up something or rummaging through the fridge to come up with something to eat). 

This is a soup I've been making quite frequently this fall and winter. For this recipe, I've made it with dried beans. Dried beans and such a frugal way to add protein to your meals. I definitely want to start using them again more often. I also like the way the hold their shape better than canned beans, especially during a longer cooking process like a slow cooking soup. I really enjoyed working with these Camellia Brand beans for this recipe and I'll be making it a point to use dried beans more regularly now. 

I hope you are enjoying all the yummy slow cooker recipes this week! Don't forget to check out the rest of today's recipes at the bottom of this post and enter the giveaway!

Hearty, warming, and delicious soup is what you need on a cold winter day. This slow cooker soup is full of vegetables, beans, sausage, and pasta for a complete and filling meal.
Yield: about 8 servings

Slow Cooker Sausage e Fajioli Soup

Slow Cooker Sausage e Fajioli Soup

Hearty, warming, and delicious soup is what you need on a cold winter day. This slow cooker soup is full of vegetables, beans, sausage, and pasta for a complete and filling meal.

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dried red kidney beans, such as Camellia
  • 1/2 cup cannellini beans, such as Camellia
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage (mild or hot depending on your preference)
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 7-8 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/4 cups Ditalini pasta
  • parsley, for topping, optional
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for topping, optional

instructions:

How to cook Slow Cooker Sausage e Fajioli Soup

  1. Sort through the beans and then place them in a large bowl and fill with cold water to about an inch over the beans. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit overnight, about 10 hours. In the morning drain and and rinse. Place the beans in a medium pot and cover them with new cold water. Bring to a boil on the stove and boil the beans for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the sausage, breaking apart with a wooden spoon, until cooked through. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion starts to turn translucent. Add a good pinch of salt and a couple grinds of black pepper. Use a slotted spoon to transfer all the sausage/onion/garlic mixture to the slow cooker.
  3. Place the beans in the slow cooker. Add the celery through tomatoes and then 7 cups of chicken broth.
  4. Cook on high for about 4-5 hours, until the vegetables and beans are soft.
  5. Stir in the pasta and cook for another 20-25 minutes, until the pasta is cooked. Check salt and pepper.
  6. Turn the slow cooker to warm. Serve hot topped with parsley and freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

NOTES:

Please note that I've taken the extra step to soak and boil the dried beans before adding them to the slow cooker for safety. You can read more about that here.
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I hope you give this slow cooker soup a try!

Hearty, warming, and delicious soup is what you need on a cold winter day. This slow cooker soup is full of vegetables, beans, sausage, and pasta for a complete and filling meal.

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10 comments:

  1. It's freezing cold over here and this is EXACTLY what I NEED to warm me up!

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  2. One of my all time favorite soups. Love this recipe.

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  3. This is always one of my favorite soups. So glad you made a slow cooker version!

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  4. This looks like one very filling bowl of soup! And pretty darn delicious too!!! Love that you used two types of beans!

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  5. This sounds like the perfect meal to come home to! I so want to try this soup!

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  6. One of my favorite soups! I stopped going out for it once I made it at home...I'll be making it in the slow cooker now

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  7. Now that's a hearty bowl of soup! Perfect for the winter cold.

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  8. Such a perfectly comforting bowl of deliciousness! All those flavors and textures look so yummy.

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  9. I loved making beans in the slow cooker, and this soup looks incredible for a weeknight!

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  10. Dear Amy, I also enjoy cooking with different varities of beans. Pairing beans and pasta has a long tradition and I am glad that the kids agree with me that pasta and beans make for wonderful comforting dishes, perfect especially during the colder months!

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