Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 hrs
This tastes exactly like the pasta e fagioli soup at the Olive Garden. Wonderful! Husband loves it!
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 4 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
- 1 (16 ounce) can white kidney beans, drained
- 3 (10 ounce) cans beef stock
- 3 teaspoons oregano
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 5 teaspoons parsley
- 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (optional)
- 1 (20 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
- 8 ounces pasta
- Brown beef in a skillet.
- Drain fat from beef and add to crock pot with everything except pasta.
- Cook on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours.
- During last 30 min on high or 1 hour on low, add pasta.
Excellent recipe! It tastes just like Olive Garden's version! I used a 26 oz jar of Prego Traditional Sauce and 20 oz of Swanson beef stock. I added some water, too at the end as there was almost no liquid. Be forewarned that my 6qt crockpot was the bare minimum size for this recipe. Don't forget the grated Parm or Romano on top before serving. Update: Because this makes so much, I had to freeze a good bit of it. I may leave out the pasta next time. That way, when I reheat it, I can just add in the cooked pasta and it won't be mushy when I reheat it. Thanks for sharing it!
I'm kind of upset I really have no reason to go back to Olive Garden...oh wait, the breadsticks :) Scratch that! This soup is Delicious though! I cut the recipe in half (only 2 of us), and used ground turkey instead of beef. I also followed other people's suggestions to cook the pasta separately -- my first time I semi-cooked it then added, second time making it I didn't combine the soup and pasta at all until it was in my bowl :) I liked the second method better because the pasta realllly soaks up the juices when added, and I like my soup to be soupy! This is a must try recipe for sure.
This was delicious!! My fiance absolutely loved it. I changed the recipe around a little bit because I decided to make this at about 5pm at night so I didnt have time to use a crock pot. I sauteed onion, garlic, carrots, and celery for about 10 min then added the ground beef and cooked until brown. Then added one can of kidney beans, one can of great northern beans (both drained and rinsed), two cans of diced tomatoes(undrained), jar spaghetti sauce, can beef stock, 1 T oregano, 1 1/2 T parsley, 1 t pepper, 1 t salt, and a pinch of ground red pepper. Mixed that all together and let simmer for almost an hour. I then added noodles that had been semi cooked. The noodles will finish cooking in the soup. My fiance is a huge fan of Olive gardens soup and he said this tasted just like it!!