Pasta E Fagioli Soup – With Gluten & Dairy Free Options

This recipe is VERY kid friendly – they ALWAYS ask for seconds! A great way to sneak in extra veggies and stay warm in the winter!

Pasta E Fagioli Soup ala Trina – Instant Pot Friendly

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1 yellow onion (diced)
2 carrots (peeled and diced)
3 ribs celery (finely chopped)
1 28-oz. can no salt added crushed tomatoes
5 cups chicken bone broth (or vegetable broth if you’re vegan)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 15-oz. cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup gluten free elbow macaroni (dry) – we like brown rice pasta from jovial

Heat the oil in your instant pot on the sauté setting. Add the garlic, celery, onion, and carrots. Cook until veggies are just soft, then turn off the pot and add remaining ingredients (except for pasta). Close the lid and cook on “soup” setting for 30 minutes. While the soup cooks, prepare your pasta on the stovetop according to the directions on the box. Once soup is ready, remove the bay leaf, add the pasta to the soup, and you’re ready to go! You can add parmesan cheese if you like, or leave it off if you’re vegan or dairy free!