Olive Garden's Pasta E Fagioli

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!

(4.5, 73) 88% would make again
Yield: 8 Servings

Cuisine: Italian   Main Ingredient: Tomatoes


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Ugh... the pasta soaked up all my beautiful beefy broth when my back was turned.... next time pasta will be served on the side, my husbands idea! So good before that, but I still have half of the soup without the pasta in the freezer...'til next time. : )
karenhainesl3x4 , 3m ago

-doubled it but - eliminated the tomato sauce -doubled the garlic -added 4 TBS olive oil (beef very lean) -browned the beef very well to get all the beefy flavor from the brown bits into the broth -cooked the pasta separately, salted the water, al dente -pureed 4 cups of the soup, put it back in the pot -added a full 46oz bottle of V8, -plus 8 oz of the salty pasta water ( a little trick of Lydia Bastianich) -added the pasta -served it with cheesy garlic bread... Yum...beefy not too acidic -put half in the freezer
karenhainesl3x4 , 3m ago

Very simple to make. Next time I think I'll try sausage and add spinach
valerie411 , 1y ago

My family loved this! I make double batches and freeze some of it for later.
triciagarman , 2y ago

Really good! Family loves it
sfoust822 , 2y ago

OMG 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!
saintsgirl72 , 2y ago

Just the best ever tasted!
tiamo68 , 2y ago

Very 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 :)
jackiechan042003 , 3y ago

My son loved it! I may have added a little too much red pepper.
nicolegory , 3y ago

So good. Makes ALOT
kt_beth , 3y ago

bondosob , 3y ago

Easy 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
xclareconwayx , 3y ago

Super easy
sassyjenn71 , 3y ago

It is gopd
deblov2cook , 3y ago

This 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.
stevematter , 3y ago

Uses 1 can of rotel tomatos for a little kick. Delicious!!
ginap00 , 3y ago

kar05 , 3y ago

Definitely a hit with the family after a day of sledding!
maryjennings , 3y ago

klynn11 , 3y ago

I have no idea how it taste but I can't wait to try it!!!
taraspeece , 3y ago

Added beef base and cayenne pepper for more flavor.
achristman , 3y ago

derti , 3y ago

Continued from my previous review: i also added about 3 tablespoons of chicken bouillon.
icruz , 3y ago

This soup is outstanding. I added five cloves of garlic and some red and yellow peppers. Just delicious. .
lashapi , 3y ago

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