I love this easy pasta fagioli soup! It is full of tons of veggies and has enough meat in it to make it the kind of soup you can have as a meal. Just add a roll or a salad (or both!).
Just so you know, this recipe makes a nice big batch. I have found an easy and very effective way to freeze individual portions of this soup. I’m a mason jar addict and I’ll show you how I freeze lunch portions of soup.
How to Store and Freeze
As mentioned earlier, this recipe makes a large amount. I LOVE freezing soup in individual portions and have tried many different ways. Freeze soup in plastic bags is a great way to freeze individual portions. The frozen bags would lay flat but sometimes the bags got dinged by other items in the freezer. There would be a small hole (or three) poked into the bag and then it would leak or even be freezer burned.
Filling these 12 oz jars makes a perfect individual portion. Just let them thaw in the fridge overnight and you have a delicious homemade lunch!
I’ve made and stored this many times. I’ll warn you that I have found that the pasta and the beans absorb the broth so sometimes you need to add a bit more so your soup so it has the right amount of liquid. If you don’t have broth, it’s flavorful enough that you probably won’t notice if you add a bit of water.
Below are the jars that I use. For some reason, they aren’t the popular ones sold in most of the stores I frequent. Amazon to the rescue. Also, I LOVE the plastic lids. I reuse them and they clean up great in the dishwasher. Oh, the Pioneer Woman dutch oven that I use and love is now also available at Amazon. (Know, that I make a tiny, tiny commission if you click through and decide to buy any of the items I recommend, below).