Copycat Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Soup Recipe | Yummly

Copycat Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Soup

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  • 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)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium30% DV730mg
    Fat22% DV14g
    Protein63% DV32g
    Carbs16% DV47g
    Fiber44% DV11g
    Calories420Calories from Fat130
    Total Fat14g22%
    Saturated Fat3.5g18%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat130
    Total Carbohydrate47g16%
    Dietary Fiber11g44%
    Vitamin A100%
    Vitamin C80%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    Very quick and easy to make. Taste very good
    Meighann 21 days ago
    Love it - I substituted mild Italian sausage for ground beef bc it was what I had on hand & it came out perfect. I am certain the beef gives it a flavor more similar to the original Olive Garden, but it was delicious. I also had to substitute mini shells for the pasta as the stores around me did not carry that type. I cooked my pasta for only 3 minutes & then added to the individual bowls as I served to avoid having mushy pasta in leftovers. Great recipe.
    Julie 3 months ago
    Delicious - served with optional noodles suggested or pastina cooked in chicken broth.
    Elliot 5 months ago
    It turned out very well flavor full. I will deviated make it again but will substitute tomato paste for the tomato sauce.
    Ronald Sheweloff 6 months ago
    This was absolutely fantastic. Never ate it at Olive Garden but who cares this was easy, taste and makes a lot of soup. It’s on again for dinner tomorrow. Thanks for a great recipe.
    Rebekah M. 7 months ago
    Absolutely delicious! I used beef broth instead of chicken broth and enhanced the beef flavor with 2 tbls. of beef “Better than Boullion” mixed in 3/4 cup of water.
    Marcey Waters 7 months ago
    Awesome taste too close to restaurants to tell!
    Megan 7 months ago
    Loved it make it again
    Gen 7 months ago
    So tasty. Family loved it. Will make again.
    Sarah Schutt 8 months ago
    Tasty and hearty. Added 2 c chopped spinach and a pinch of red pepper flakes for a kick. Thumbs up!
    Brenda 8 months ago
    This was very good soup. I made mine with cooked ground spicy Italian sausage which Gave it more flavor. And I served noodles on the side. Next time I think I’ll make more broth & add more veggies, such as, spinach & zucchini.
    Melissa Mathie 8 months ago
    Awesome! We make it once a month my entire family loves it. We use fresh herbs and I grate 3 cheeses in it - sweet and a family favorite for sure!
    Nicole R. 9 months ago
    So awesome! We added more seasoning and a packet of beefy onion soup mix!
    Ranee LeBlanc 10 months ago
    This is one my family's favorite soups. They absolutely love this recipe. It is the only one that Iwill use!
    Stacey H. a year ago
    Super weekday meal. Made a lot and yum yum. We had impromptu guests that day and there was plenty for 6.
    El Conquistador a year ago
    Spot on rendition of the OG product. Except theirs is pre-made and comes out of a plastic bag. So good and in my opinion, way better!
    Donna Adams a year ago
    Really enjoyed this soup.
    Norma Murphy a year ago
    Yum, added rotel tomatoes for little zip. And 12 ounces v8 tomato juice. Had some grilled zucchini which I added also. Used with homemade pasta. Definitely make again.
    Christiana a year ago
    Wonderful. Everyone loves it. Again and again.
    Christine T. a year ago
    It was so easy and delicious! My family loved it so much we don't have any for leftovers.
    bill rice a year ago
    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 a year ago
    Delicious and super easy to make!
    futuresoldier13 a year ago
    My dad’s favorite soup ever mine beat olive garden’s
    Judy Kliemann a year ago
    Very good! I will make this again.
    Angela Fattore a year ago
    Great! Doubled the recipe and made enough for an entire week!
    Terry a year ago
    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. a year ago
    Super tasty and easy to make. My family enjoyed it very much. Will do it again. Great recipe!
    Zofib 2 years ago
    Soup turned out great and was really easy to make. Quick and simple and a good choice on a cold winter night.
    Amy Cloherty 2 years ago
    Amazing! Flavors were fantastic. Such a hearty and healthy soup/stew.
    Zoltan U. 2 years ago
    really good i will definitely make it again

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