90 Reviews

After doing a comparison, my family and I both agree that this recipe came out even better than Olive Garden's! P.S. If you use Campbell's Beef Broth it comes out the best!

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Elsa Shanahan July 10, 2001

I used a home made sauce so I ut the sauce and tomaoes quite a bit. It was very good.

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P September 16, 2001

I made this for Mother's Day dinner. It was a big hit!

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Diane Fouts May 24, 2001

This tastes exactly like Olive Garden and I am a harsh critic as this is the only thing I eat if I am sick, but, I made two changes--I used Mezzetta Arrabbiata pasta sauce instead of regular pasta sauce and Tabasco and I used ground turkey instead of beef (you can't tell). I halved this recipe and then weighed out the portions and half of the recipe makes 8 2cup bowls of soup, this equals about 340 calories per serving.

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KRickey December 29, 2012

Too bad we only have 5 stars, otherwise, I would have given a few more. I agree with Nascarnurse68. Next time, I will cook longer than 45 minutes to get the carrots and celery a little more tender. I also will add pasta toward the end of cooking so it will be "al dente". In the interest of consistency, I would use the same spaghetti sauce each time. I used Prego Traditional which worked great in this recipe. As for stock, I use Kitchen Basics, of course! You'll make this alot this Winter.

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Max Thames September 22, 2009

awesome recipe! I added a little cinnamon (traditional in bolognese sauces) and it took it OVER THE TOP good!

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tehericka November 08, 2010

This is really really yummy! It makes a ton, I halved it and it still fed 5 of us for 3 days! Thanks for a great recipe!

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GwenG April 02, 2010

You can't go wrong with this! I do add lots of pressed garlic as I see in the restaurant soup. My husband loves it. We also use the ditalini pasta!

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DixiePixie December 21, 2009

This is by far the very best pasta fagioli and is my favorite soup. Have some extra beef broth as it tends to get thick. Awesome.

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Dee-Dee B June 14, 2009

I had to add about 1/4 cup of sugar. It was too tomato tasting to me. Other than that it's great. I use onion powder instead of real onions.

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Tammy G. April 22, 2015
Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli