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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    Becky a month ago
    it’s wonderful. I’ve fixed it before and we love it.
    Karen Gibson 3 months ago
    This is a great soup; I’ve made it several times. I was too tired to chop so I substituted frozen carrots, peas, spinach, and onions - still yummy!
    LaTonya Bartholomew 4 months ago
    Very quick and easy to make. Taste very good
    Meighann 4 months 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 7 months ago
    Delicious - served with optional noodles suggested or pastina cooked in chicken broth.
    Elliot 9 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 9 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. a year 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 a year ago
    Awesome taste too close to restaurants to tell!
    Megan a year ago
    Loved it make it again
    Gen a year ago
    So tasty. Family loved it. Will make again.
    Sarah Schutt a year ago
    Tasty and hearty. Added 2 c chopped spinach and a pinch of red pepper flakes for a kick. Thumbs up!
    Brenda a year 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 a year 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 Ragle a year ago
    So awesome! We added more seasoning and a packet of beefy onion soup mix!
    Ranee LeBlanc a year 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
    Wonderful. Everyone loves it. Again and again.
    Christine T. 2 years ago
    It was so easy and delicious! My family loved it so much we don't have any for leftovers.
    bill rice 2 years 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 2 years ago
    Delicious and super easy to make!
    futuresoldier13 2 years ago
    My dad’s favorite soup ever mine beat olive garden’s
    Judy Kliemann 2 years ago
    Very good! I will make this again.
    Angela Fattore 2 years ago
    Great! Doubled the recipe and made enough for an entire week!
    Terry 2 years 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. 2 years 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.