- 2 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 1/2 cups yellow onion (chopped)
- 1 cup carrots (diced, about 2 medium)
- 1 cup diced celery (about 3 stalks)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced, 1 Tbsp)
- 24 ounces tomato sauce (3 cans, 8 ounces each)
- 29 ounces low sodium chicken broth (or beef broth; 2 cans, 14.5 ounces each)
- 1/2 cup water (then more as desired)
- 15 ounces diced tomatoes (canned)
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 3/4 teaspoon marjoram (dried)
- salt (to taste)
- freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
- 1 ditalini pasta (scant cup dry)
- 15 ounces red kidney beans (dark, drained and rinsed)
- 15 ounces Great Northern Beans (drained and rinsed)
- romano cheese (Finely shredded, for serving)
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley (minced)
|Calories420Calories from Fat130|
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|Calories from Fat130|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Christiana 11 days ago
Wonderful. Everyone loves it. Again and again.
Christine T. 16 days ago
It was so easy and delicious! My family loved it so much we don't have any for leftovers.
bill rice 20 Feb
It turned out really good, I used pinto beans elbow macaroni because I couldn’t find the listed ingredients but it turned out fine
Liz 19 Feb
Delicious and super easy to make!
futuresoldier13 27 Jan
My dad’s favorite soup ever mine beat olive garden’s
Judy Kliemann 21 Jan
Very good! I will make this again.
Angela Fattore 20 Jan
Great! Doubled the recipe and made enough for an entire week!
Terry 19 Jan
Absolutely fabulous. Even my picky “don’t eat anything” grandson said it was delicious. I doubled the recipe was heavy on the spices and used Rotel tomatoes cause we like a little kick. This is now on my soup favorites for all year round!!!
Maria R. 9 Jan
Super tasty and easy to make. My family enjoyed it very much. Will do it again. Great recipe!
Zofib 7 Dec 2018
Soup turned out great and was really easy to make. Quick and simple and a good choice on a cold winter night.
Amy Cloherty 30 Nov 2018
Amazing! Flavors were fantastic. Such a hearty and healthy soup/stew.
Zoltan U. 28 Nov 2018
really good i will definitely make it again
Sarah C. 27 Nov 2018
Excellent soup for a cold winter evening! I made a couple changes: * No point using lean ground beef: use 80% and skip the olive oil. After browning the beef, use the remaining fat to sautee the mirepoix. * Substitute a jar of Classico for the tomato sauce & water. * I had a jar of za’atar on hand (thyme, oregano, marjoram, toasted sesame seed, and salt), so I used 3 tsp of that in lieu of the individual herbs.
Marilee G. 7 Nov 2018
really tasty, robust soup.
Julie 6 Nov 2018
It's been a while since I had the Olive Garden version. But this is close. Good stuff
Scott C. 3 Oct 2018
this was very tasty.
Linda P. 30 Sep 2018
Not bad but definitely missing something. Haven’t figured out what just yet.
Diana T. 26 Sep 2018
Came out very good !! Definitely a keeper.
Hubly 7 May 2018
I don't usually get this soup at Olive Garden but this was great. I used a tomato sauce I made instead of canned, so everything had a really good flavor. the spices were pretty much perfect. i could probably have used a bit more onion and garlic. It seemed to take a lot longer for the carrots and celery to soften as I expected,but other than that, delish.
Leticia S. 5 Apr 2018
The best soup I’ve ever made. Just delicious!
Tricia Schwind 31 Mar 2018
Very filling! Husband and 1 year old liked it. Used bowtie pasta instead of pasta listed. Would probably leave out northern beans next time.
Kay 24 Mar 2018
Turned out just as the picture and the family loved it, it was delish 😁
Kate DeDo 22 Mar 2018
Big fan! I used this recipe more as foundation to play off of and added more ingredients as I pleased. Turned out fabulous!
Kochan 22 Mar 2018
This recipe turned out really well! I changed a few things to lower fat and sodium. I used ground turkey, instead of ground beef and the two cans of beans I bought were no sodium added. I couldnt find the fagioli noodles so just used a different kind but would cut the noodles in half next time. 😊 Overall very good
Kat 6 Mar 2018
Amazing! My family LOVED it I used ground beef, but will try sausage next time. The recipe says it makes 6 servings, but I followed it exactly and got more like 12. I used one cup servings. Also, I used my crockpot and made pasta separately. I’m so glad, because we had a TON of leftovers. Most definitely will make this again!!
Margie P. 2 Mar 2018
This turned out perfectly. I followed the directions and added the pasta as we ate it. Put about 1/4 cup in each bowl and ladled the soup on top. Takes less than an hour if you mis en place properly. It’s been added to our soup repertoire. I added a little parsley for color.
Kristel W. 5 Jan 2017
I followed the ingredients pretty exactly for this. I used ground beef but I think I'll do it half and half with Italian sausage next time. I also made it fast and easy by browning my meat then throwing it all in a crock pot! About 6 hours on low and it was perfect. Definitely will make this again.