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Copycat Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Soup

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Copycat Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Soup

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  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil (divided)
  • 1 lb. 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 oz. tomato sauce (3 cans, 8 ounces each)
  • 29 oz. low sodium chicken broth (or beef broth; 2 cans, 14.5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup water (then more as desired)
  • 15 oz. diced tomatoes (canned)
  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp. marjoram (dried)
  • salt (to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 ditalini pasta (scant cup dry)
  • 15 oz. red kidney beans (dark, drained and rinsed)
  • 15 oz. Great Northern beans (drained and rinsed)
  • romano cheese (Finely shredded, for serving)
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh parsley (minced)
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    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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    Eileen 7 months ago
    This was the best! It makes a very large amount and next time I make it, I will cut it in half. Great idea of cooking pasta before adding to soup.
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    Sharon Ray a year ago
    Best soup ever!!! I took this yo work for a potluck. I bet I have given the recipe to about 25 people and ask numerous times, when are you going to make it again. Making it for dinner tonight.
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    Ronnie Hagler a year ago
    Was amazing would recommend and will make again
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    Morgan Bayard a year ago
    Better than olive garddens for sure!!
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    Joey S. 2 years ago
    Cool half of the onion with the ground beef and add half the garlic and herbs halfway through browining. this makes sure you have flavor concentrations in the meat itself. I didnt have enough plain tomato sauce so I used a jar of marinara instead and it turned out delicious. I added about 1/2 tsp red chili flakes because I likey soup to keep me warm. A splash of brewed soy sauce works wonders for bringing out those rich meaty flavors. Also, dont add salt until the soup is in your bowl. This makes sure your seasoning isn't affected by the soup reducing as it cooks.
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    Charlene M. 2 years ago
    better than the restaurant version.
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    Becky 2 years ago
    it’s wonderful. I’ve fixed it before and we love it.
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    Karen Gibson 2 years 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!
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    Very quick and easy to make. Taste very good
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    Meighann 2 years 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.
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    Julie 2 years ago
    Delicious - served with optional noodles suggested or pastina cooked in chicken broth.
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    Elliot 3 years ago
    It turned out very well flavor full. I will deviated make it again but will substitute tomato paste for the tomato sauce.
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    Ronald Sheweloff 3 years 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.
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    Rebekah M. 3 years 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.
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    Marcey Waters 3 years ago
    Awesome taste too close to restaurants to tell!
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    Megan 3 years ago
    Loved it make it again
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    Gen 3 years ago
    So tasty. Family loved it. Will make again.
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    Sarah Schutt 3 years ago
    Tasty and hearty. Added 2 c chopped spinach and a pinch of red pepper flakes for a kick. Thumbs up!
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    Brenda 3 years 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.
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    Melissa Mathie 3 years 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!
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    Nicole Ragle 3 years ago
    So awesome! We added more seasoning and a packet of beefy onion soup mix!
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    Ranee LeBlanc 3 years ago
    This is one my family's favorite soups. They absolutely love this recipe. It is the only one that Iwill use!
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    Stacey H. 3 years ago
    Super weekday meal. Made a lot and yum yum. We had impromptu guests that day and there was plenty for 6.
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    El Conquistador 3 years 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!
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    Donna Adams 3 years ago
    Really enjoyed this soup.
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    Norma Murphy 3 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.
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    Christiana 4 years ago
    Wonderful. Everyone loves it. Again and again.
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    Christine T. 4 years ago
    It was so easy and delicious! My family loved it so much we don't have any for leftovers.
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    bill rice 4 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
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    Liz 4 years ago
    Delicious and super easy to make!