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Monday, March 14, 2011

Crock Pot Pasta Fagioli

Are you ready for another crock pot recipe? Of course you are! I found this here at Crockpot 365 - a blog with a year's worth of crock pot recipes! I'm impressed by that undertaking and luckily we get to reap the benefits!

Crock Pot Pasta Fagioli Recipe (slightly adapted)
makes 8-10 servings depending on what else you serve with it

1.3 lb ground turkey (1 package), browned and drained
1/2 large red onion, chopped
1 cup or so carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 cans diced tomatoes, not drained
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 cups fat free beef broth
16.5 oz pasta sauce
2 tsp oregano
1 Tbs tabasco
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 cup dry pasta (I used elbow noodles I had on hand)


(Use a large crockpot or reduce the recipe) Put carrots, celery, and onions in crockpot. Add beans, tomatoes, and pasta sauce. Add beef broth, tabasco (don't worry it doesn't make it spicy), and seasonings. Stir in cooked turkey. Cook on low for 8 hours (or high for 4). When veggies are tender, add pasta and cook another hour on low. Serve and enjoy!

Tip: Before adding the pasta to the crock pot, I like to take out soup servings for the freezer and then add the respective portion of noodles for the soup left. I have found that noodles do not do well in soups after frozen. Later when you eat the leftovers from the freezer, just cook up some noodles on the stove and add to the soup.

If you know me or have been reading previous posts then you know how much I love cheese! I had some shredded mozzarella and hubby had some parmesan on top. You could serve with salad too or rolls. Perhaps some 3 ingredient rolls!

Yum! We really enjoyed it and liked having another recipe using ground turkey. Many of the other ingredients we had on hand which goes back to my sessions on Ways To Save Money. We will definitely be eating this again, especially since there are some servings stashed in our freezer haha!


  1. I'll be making this one tomorrow so I can keep it in the freezer!

  2. Then you can have meals on hand when Squirt is here!!! Can't wait!

  3. This looks so yummy! I'd love it if you'd come over and add this to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday linky party. Cute blog!

  4. Looks yummy! Thanks for your sweet comment. I make my headband out of women's knee highs. I just sew them together into a circle and then put some ribbon it to attach the clip.


  5. Yum! This looks amazing - pasta fagioli is my favorite! And I can't believe that when I clicked over I saw The Tiger Paw! I'm a Clemson girl too and so now I'm your newest follower! : )

  6. thanks for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday party!

  7. Oh my, I love the crock pot and am always looking for new recipes. Thanks for sharing, this looks delicious!

  8. Saw this on the C.R.A.F.T. linky party and it looks delicious! AND you're from Charlotte! Consider yourself followed.:)


  9. Emily, I'm getting so hungry reading your recipe! I love the fact that it has turkey and all those healthy beans for a super protein punch!

    Thank you for always having something wonderful to share at "A Little Birdie Told Me..."!


  10. Looks yummy! Thank you, I will be trying this one soon!

  11. AHHHHHH - Pasta Fagioli. A true testament to my childhood staple dishes!!

    This is PERFECT for my new weekly linky party - Foodie Friday! If you got a sec, please link up!

    Found you on Mad in Crafts!

  12. Very nice post. I definitely love this site.
    Continue the good work!


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