Pasta e fagioli, meaning “pasta and beans”, is a traditional Italian favorite. Usually meatless, my version of Pasta Fagioli Soup includes lean ground beef for extra protein and iron.
I use onion powder instead of whole onions due to my IBS. If you would like to use whole onions, add them in the same step you would add the other vegetables. 1 Tbsp onion powder = 1 medium onion.