Italian Pesto Soup Recipe

Ready in only 30 minutes, this soup is homemade with many hearty ingredients.
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 20 minutes
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  • Servings: 8

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  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 28 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 15 oz. can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 8 oz. small pasta
  • Saltand pepper to taste
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Prepared Perfect Parmesan Biscuit Mix

cooking methods

  • Simmer


Brown ground beef with Bacon Bacon, celery and onion until ground beef is browned and vegetables are tender. Stir in Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix, diced tomatoes, beans and chicken broth. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes to blend flavors. Add water and pasta; bring to a boil and cook, covered, for 10 minutes or until pasta is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls; top with shredded cheese. Serve with prepared Perfect Parmesan Biscuits. Makes 8 servings.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to customize Wow! This soup is amazing. I followed the directions with a few customization - I boiled the noodles separately (I didn’t not reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe) My husbands bowl had noodles. I added cauliflower to mine. I also added a few other vegetables like carrots, green beans, & yellow bell pepper. Lastly, i used an italian style diced tomato so I reduced the amout of pesto mix to 1/4 a cup. I’ll definitely be making this all winter long.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Olive Garden equivalent! Everyone in the family enjoyed this as it reminded them of the pasta fagioli soup at Ollive Garden. They were just wishing for Salad and Bread sticks to go with it! Next time I will add julienne carrots and kidney beans.
Date published: 2016-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! ! I added carrots too but other than that delicious. My whole family loved it.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favorite soup This was so easy and the most flavorful soup. We loved it and I cannot wait to make it again!
Date published: 2015-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS SOUP!! Just made this for the first time today. We LOVED it! Filling but not too heavy. Love the flavors and SO easy to make :)
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and satisfying! My family and friends love when I make this! It has a wonderful Italian flavor but is a nice light broth based soup. I have used ground beef or ground turkey with great results.
Date published: 2014-04-06
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