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I have made this recipe several times and it is very good and very close to what you get at the Olive Garden. I cooked it in the pressure cooker this time, but have also cooked it on top of the stove. It makes a LOT!
"My family and friend absolutly love this soup. I add almost 2x the amount of herbs and garlic and also add in Herbs de'Province and dried chili peppers for a little heat. I also brown my extra lean ground beef in a tblsp of olive oil. For less sodium I use all no salt added tomatoes and beans. As for the pasta I don't add it directly to the soup as if you have leftovers it thickens the soup too much. Instead, I spoon soup over the pasta as I serve it, This way you can save the left over pasta and soup for the next day. Should it thicken I simply add no salt added beef stock."- mlgray
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Brown the ground beef in a large saucepan or pot over medium heat. Drain off most of the fat. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic; saut for 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients (except pasta), and simmer for 1 hour.
About 50 minutes into simmer time, cook the pasta in 1 1/2 to 2 quarts of boiling water over high heat. Cook for 10 minutes or just until pasta is al dente, or slightly tough. Drain.
Add the pasta to the large pot of soup. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes and serve.
This recipe yields 8 servings.
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triciagarman 1 month agoMy family loved this! I make double batches and freeze some of it for later.
sfoust822 4 months agoReally good! Family loves it
Saintsgirl72 7 months agoOMG this was so good! I used a large can of tomato juice in place of the small can of V8. It helped the recipe to be more like a soup and less like thick chili. This will be my 'go-to' for Football Sundays! I also made a vegetarian version for my nephew using veggie meatballs in place of the beef. Both were awesome!
Tiamo66 9 months agoJust the best ever tasted!
Jackiechan042003 10 months agoVery delicious! On the thicker side, almost like an italian based chili...so next time I might add some broth or some water in the last 20 minutes it has before its done. And I also sprinkled some mozzarella cheese on top :)
nicolegory 1 year agoMy son loved it! I may have added a little too much red pepper.
kt_beth 1 year agoSo good. Makes ALOT
bondosob 1 year ago
Xclareconwayx 1 year agoEasy and delicious. made this for my boyfriend because this soup at olive garden is his favorite, and he liked it. I also enjoyed it! It felt filling and tasty but not too heavy. All ingredients= $15
sassyjenn71 1 year agoSuper easy
deblov2cook 1 year agoIt is gopd
stevematter 1 year agoThis is really good. Real thick also, I added a cup of water and it is still thick. Need to add some broth and boost the seasoning a little.
ginap00 1 year agoUses 1 can of rotel tomatos for a little kick. Delicious!!
kar05 1 year ago
maryjennings 1 year agoDefinitely a hit with the family after a day of sledding!
klynn11 1 year ago
taraspeece 1 year agoI have no idea how it taste but I can't wait to try it!!!
achristman 1 year agoAdded beef base and cayenne pepper for more flavor.
derti 1 year ago
ICruz 1 year agoContinued from my previous review: i also added about 3 tablespoons of chicken bouillon.