Italian Cannellini Bean and Vegetable Soup Recipe

Super easy to make Cannellini and Vegetable soup with Ditalini noodles has quickly become one of my favorite recipes.  In this post learn how to whip up this quick and healthy meal. A hearty and healthy soup that is a favorite of mine and can be made in the Pressure Cooker.  This is similar to the pasta E Fagioli recipe only using chicken broth.

It’s hard to believe this recipe comes from the back of a Kroger noodle box!  I just had to purchase these ditalini noodles and give a try. The noodle is just so darn cute!

Cannellini and Vegetable Soup
white bean soup recipe

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


Cannellini and Vegetable Soup Recipe


  • 1/2 cup Ditalini Pasta
  • 4 slices Bacon
  • 1 cup Onions, chopped
  • 1 cup Celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Red Peppers, chopped
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (canned tomatoes with juice works fine)
  • 16 oz can cannellini beans, drained and well rinsed
  • 3 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • Fresh Parsley for garnish
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat a pressure cooker or Instant pot on medium heat. Add bacon and saute for about 6 minutes or until crisp. If more than 2 tablespoons of fat at bottom of pot drain off carefully.
  2. Add onion and garlic to saute for 2 minutes or until softened.
  3. Add carrot and celery and saute for 5 minutes or until softened.
  4. Add red pepper, garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for 1 minute more.
  5. Add chicken broth and canned tomatoes and bring to a simmer.
  6. Carefully pour in drained whole beans, Italian seasoning and ditalini.
  7. Set Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot to soup setting. Mine cooks for roughly 10 minutes.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.
  9. Sprinkled with parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.


You can make this soup on the stove top but I highly recommend the pressure cooker because it seals in flavor and nutrients better than stock pot method.


First off I want to note you can find the Cannellini bean at Kroger or Aldi in the can vegetable department.  I have yet to see the bean in the dried food area or produce.

Cannellini and Vegetable Soup Recipe
white bean soup recipe

What is Cannellini? Cannellini Beans are white kidney beans, also known as “Italian white kidney beans” or “fasolia beans.” Cannellini Beans are members of the larger family of legumes, plants used for their edible seeds and pods that boast a high nutrient density with low-maintenance production and storage. They contain high levels of protein, essential minerals and fiber while maintaining a low level of fats.

My Favorite Facts about Cannellini Beans 

  • Cannellini beans are related to kidney beans
  • Cannellini beans are also called “white kidney beans”
  • High in protein and fiber and low in fat

Find out more about the bean at Cannellini.com 


Cannellini and Vegetable Soup Recipe
white bean soup recipe

What is Ditalini? Ditalini is a type of pasta that is shaped like small tubes. The literal translation from the Italian language to English is “small thimbles”.

Images from The Garden

It wouldn’t be a Bren Haas recipe if I didn’t include a social share and images showing how easy this recipe really is to make.  Be sure to check out the images below-featuring highlights from the dish creation.   Don’t forget to ask me more about the recipe by sharing @brenhaas on social media and connecting with me right here on my site.  Below I share two of my red peppers I grew this year.  You can use what you have on hand or at the market just be sure it is a red pepper you would eat.


This pepper that I grew this year (the long red ones).  The mystery pepper thrown in the pot tonight after picking it in the dome garden.

Roulette Pepper I also added the last of my Roulette Peppers that are sweet with a hint of habanero without the heat.  The Roulette pepper was super easy to grow and packed with over 6 ready to harvest at a time.

Images From The Kitchen

The Cannellini and Vegetable Soup Recipe created in the Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot will for sure be a staple in my kitchen this winter.  I hope you will take a look at the photos below and give it a try yourself.  Be sure to consider purchasing your own Power Pressure Cooker.  I recently saw them at Aldi for under $30 so you can’t beat that price!

Cannellini and Vegetable Soup Recipe

Because the soup needed a bite I added some fresh pepper flakes.  I buy pepper flakes in bulk that are stored in my freezer and add to this handy Ball Canning jar as needed.

Cannellini and Vegetable Soup Recipe

Due to the fact that the pressure cooker locks in nutrients and flavor you will find yourself making the recipe over and over.  I can honestly report that we had no leftovers between my son, husband and I at dinner.

More Recipes From Bren

Below are a few recipes you might want to check out if you enjoyed the recipe in todays post.

Season Harvest Cannelloni and Green Bean Salad Recipe

Healthy Southwestern White Chicken Chili with Cannellini Beans Recipe

Let’s Connect

In conclusion, I would love to know what you really think of the Cannellini and Vegetable Soup recipe I shared today.  Did you make the dish in a pressure cooker, instant pot or on the stovetop? Be sure to comment on this post and connect on my contact page to tell me more.

Happy Cooking,


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