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    Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

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    3 hrs 20 mins

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    3 hrs

    Tish's Note:

    Posted in response to a request. This is a wonderfully hearty soup that is pretty close to Olive Garden's. We used to go there several times a month when I lived close and get the soup and bread sticks. Mmmmmm

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    Serves: 10


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    1. 1
      Slowly saute finely minced onion, celery and carrot in butter until very brown.
    2. 2
      Add peas and beans and about 3 quarts of water.
    3. 3
      Cook slowly until beans are almost done (check garbanzos- they will take the longest) about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
    4. 4
      Add the remaining vegetables, rice and spices and more water if necessary and cook another hour.
    5. 5
      About 20 minutes before serving time add the macaroni and more water if needed.
    6. 6
      Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
    7. 7
      Serve with crusty garlic bread.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 15, 2003


      Wonderful Soup, great on a cold and windy day! Absolutely loved it, will definately make again. Thanks Tish!

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    • on March 02, 2009


      If you think this recipe isn't close to OG's then look up "Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup by Todd Wilbur" on this website. I think it is much closer to the original but Chef #1111125 would be a better judge . . .

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    • on December 19, 2005


      I made some changes to this recipe such as adding 2 Italian recipe cans diced tomatoes. I was surprised to see that there was no tomatoes and it made this recipe amazing! I also used vegetable broth instead of plain water. I omitted the rice and used canned beans (Chickpeas, light and dark kidney beans, and canned green beans.) I also added 1/2 tsp. thyme and was hesitant to use the soy sauce, but I added it and this has to have been the best minestrone I have ever tasted!

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    Nutritional Facts for Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (147 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 160.9
    Calories from Fat 46
    Total Fat 5.1 g
    Saturated Fat 3.0 g
    Cholesterol 12.2 mg
    Sodium 224.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    Sugars 3.2 g
    Protein 4.5 g

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