Lentil Pasta Fagioli Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)

This lentil pasta fagioli recipe is a tasty & high pritein soup for lunch or dinner. Great to meal prep or batch cook and enjoy all week!  Top with an extra drizzle of olive oil and serve with a side of crusty bread for an a filling lunch anytime.

Once October hits, I switch into full soup mode!  This lentil pasta fagioli is a high-protein vegan take on the classic Italian soup. It is loaded with 3 kinds of beans, gluten free pasta, and heaps of veggies. A fantastic soup to enjoy for lunch or dinner for these fantastic fall days.

This Lentil Pasta Fagioli Soup Is:

  • Warm
  • Hearty
  • A Filling Lunch Soup Recipe
  • Versatile
  • Earthy
  • A Healthy Fall Meal Prep Recipe
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, & Dairy Free

Meal Prep Soup Recipes For the Win!

This Lentil Pasta Fagioli Soup is the perfect recipe for healthy homemade meal prep.  I am a huge fan of meal prepping, batch cooking, and making recipes ahead.  I love the convenience of cooking once and being able to enjoy healthy homemade meals during the week when I don’t have time.  I have a whole section of TheHerbeevore.com dedicated to my favorite tried & true meal prep recipes.  With just a little planning and prep, you can have a week’s worth of recipes ready in the time it would take to make one portion.  Just batch cook, divide into individual containers, and place in the fridge or freezer for later!  Easy peasy.

What’s In This Lentil Pasta Fagioli Recipe?

  • Lentils: I actually used red lentils for this version but you can use any variety you have on hand: green, brown, French, or black lentils would all be delicious
  • Onion & Garlic: for the classic soup flavor and texture
  • Carrots: for sweetness and color
  • Tomatoes: I used both diced tomaties and tomato paste in this recipe to get a nice depth of flavor in the broth
  • Vegetable Stock: use a low sodium or no salt added variety
  • Italian Seasoning Blend: usually has thyme, basil, rosemary, parsley, etc.
  • Beans: I used both kidney beans and white beans in this for a little extra protein!
  • Spinach: to give the soup a nice texture and extra veggies
  • Pasta: I used macaroni but any small or medium shape works well – use gluten free if you are avoiding wheat.

Cooking Pasta For Soups

For most of my recipes, I cook the pasta separately from the soup broth. If you add dried pasta directly to a hot soup, you run the risk of having the dried pasta soak up all the broth and overcooking the noodles (turning it soup into a mushy mess). I’ve found that cooking the pasta separately, then serving the broth over the noodles in a bowl works best. I allow the soup to cool, then add the cooked pasta after. That way you’ll have perfectly cooked pasta that holds it shape and a delicious brothy soup.

How Do I Make this Lentil Pasta Fagioli?

  1. In a large soup pot, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over low heat. Add the minced garlic and onion and saute for 5 to 6 minutes until vegetables begin to soften. Add the carrots, dices tomatoes tomato paste, lentils, vegetable stock, garlic salt, and italian seasoning blend. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
  2. Add the kidney beans, white beans, spinach, and cooked pasta and stir well to combine.
  3. Ladel 2 cups of soup into a blender with the remainder of the olive oil.  Blend and add back to the soup pot.
  4. Serve with homemade bread and enjoy!

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Lentil Pasta Fagioli Soup (Vegan, GF)

This lentil pasta fagioli recipe is a tasty & high pritein soup for lunch or dinner. Great to meal prep or batch cook and enjoy all week!  Top with an extra drizzle of olive oil and serve with a side of crusty bread for an a filling lunch anytime.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup olive oil divided
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Small onion diced
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup lentils any variety (I used red)
  • 8 cups Vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 14 ounce can kidney beans
  • 1 14 ounce can white beans
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach
  • 4 cups cooked pasta gluten free

Instructions
 

  • In a large soup pot, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over low heat. Add the minced garlic and onion and saute for 5 to 6 minutes until vegetables begin to soften. Add the carrots, dices tomatoes tomato paste, lentils, vegetable stock, garlic salt, and italian seasoning blend. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Add the kidney beans, white beans, spinach, and cooked pasta and stir well to combine.
  • Ladel 2 cups of soup into a blender with the remainder of the olive oil.  Blend and add back to the soup pot.
  • Serve with homemade bread and enjoy!

Notes

A Note on Cooking Pasta For Soups
For most of my recipes, I cook the pasta separately from the soup broth. If you add dried pasta directly to a hot soup, you run the risk of having the dried pasta soak up all the broth and overcooking the noodles (turning it soup into a mushy mess). I’ve found that cooking the pasta separately, then serving the broth over the noodles in a bowl works best. I allow the soup to cool, then add the cooked pasta after. That way you’ll have perfectly cooked pasta that holds it shape and a delicious brothy soup.
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