Copycat Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Soup

Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Copycat Soup from 101 Cooking For TwoA really good hardy soup that is a copy cat of Olive Gardens Pasta E Fagioli. Now you can make this gem at home.

My son was home over the holidays and discussion turned to recipes and this is one of his favorites. I was in a soup mood anyways and in need of leftovers. In-spite of this not being very “cooking for two” friendly, we finished every last drop without freezing.

So the inspired by goes to a Food.com recipe . Only a few minor changes.

Rating

rating system 4

An excellent soup as expected. This would be a great company recipe to cook ahead.

Notes: The original recipe calls for the beans to be put in with their packing liquid. This does increase the sodium some (and I have caught heat on this before) so I did rinse the beans and then added a can of beef broth to replace the liquids.
This is a thick soup as written. I liked it better with another can of broth.

ingredients for soup

Getting your act together.

brown the hamburger

Start with browning 1 pound of ground beef in a large stock pot over medium high heat. I used the Dutch oven. Drain excess fat.

prep the vegetables

While the meat in browning, dice one medium onion and chop 3 stalks celery. Juline one large or 2 medium carrots. Mince 2 cloves garlic.

mix in celery, carrot, onion and garlic

Add the prepared veggies to the browned meat. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.

add rinsed beans

Add 2 – 14 1/2 oz cans diced tomatoes, 15 oz can tomato sauce, 12oz of V8 vegetable juice, 1 t vinegar, 1 1/2 t salt, 1 t oregano, 1 t basil, 1/2 t pepper and 1/2 t thyme. Add 1 can each red kidney and great northern beans. I rinsed the beans and added a can of beef broth. Add a second can of broth of you want a little more of a soup texture (which is what I remember the original like).

add cooked pasta

Simmer for 1 hour then add 1/2 pound of pasta cooked al dente.

Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Copycat Soup from 101 Cooking For Two

Simmer 10 more minutes and serve.

Copycat Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Soup
 
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A really good hardy soup that is a copy cat of Olive Gardens Pasta E Fagioli. Now you can make this gem at home.
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 large or 2 medium carrot julinied
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 – 14½ oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 12 oz V8 vegetable juice
  • 1 t vinegar
  • 1½ t salt
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1 t basil
  • 1 can drained red kidney beans
  • 1 can drained great northern beans
  • 1 or 2 cans beef broth
  • ½ pound pasta al dente
Instructions
  1. Start with browning 1 pound of ground beef in a large stock pot over medium high heat. I used the Dutch oven. Drain excess fat.
  2. While the meat in browning, dice one medium onion and chop 3 stalks celery. Juline one large or 2 medium carrots. Mince 2 cloves garlic.
  3. Add the prepared veggies to the browned meat. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add 2 – 14½ oz cans diced tomatoes, 15 oz can tomato sauce, 12oz of V8 vegetable juice, 1 t vinegar, 1½ t salt, 1 t oregano, 1 t basil, ½ t pepper and ½ t thyme.
  5. Add 1 can each red kidney and great northern beans. I rinsed the beans and added a can of beef broth. Add a second can of broth of you want a little more of a soup texture (which is what I remember the original like).
  6. Simmer for 1 hour then add ½ pound of pasta cooked al dente. Simmer 10 more minutes and serve.

Updated
September 3 2014

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Comments

  1. says

    That is one of the girls’ at Alexis’ work favorites. I made a version for them last year and they went nuts over it.

    I sometimes rinse beans, sometimes don’t, depending on the bean and use. But it’s probably a good practice to follow.

    • Steve Roth says

      When I look at the gunk in the bottom of a can of soup beans that stuff makes me cringe. It also seems to have a peculiar odor (tin?) that I don’t want reflected in my soup. Beans in a jar also appear cloudy. So, it is a matter of policy for me to drain, rinse, and drain. Repeat again, if need be.

      In any case, I will be making this soup in the very near future.
      Thank you.

  2. says

    I think I will rinse beans from a can more than from a jar. I don’t know why. It does decrease the sodium some but not that much. I’m going to try to plan my cooking more and I want to do some dried beans soon.
    The soup was excellent but I will try to do half a batch or immediately freeze some if I do it again. It made a massive amount.

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