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I left out the ground beef in order to make this vegetarian, so I added extra beans to the pot. I also used a 19 oz can of tomatoes, so it was a bit to acidic( my fault), so I added 4-5 Tblsp of brown sugar to cut the acidity. I also added corn, peas and carrots to the pot. This was excellent and easy to make. Thanks for the recipe

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Cilantro in Canada March 09, 2013

Great recipes, and very easy to fix. Can be made in less than 45 Minutes including prep

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Ladym7 January 22, 2013

This was really great! Just what I had in mind when I decided I wanted Pasta E Fagioli for dinner. I added 3 stalks of chopped celery and the whole onion and cooked them along with the ground beef I was browning. I also omitted the Tobasco because I used spicy spaghetti sauce. Thanks Charmie!

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Teresa in Charleston January 19, 2011

This is another quick and easy recipe to make. I omitted the tabascco sauce as the only diced tomatoes I had were Rotel's with jalapeno's in them. It tasted so good expecially in this cold weather. I made this for my breakfast and will eat it all week long for lunches or snacks. Thanks Charmie for posting.

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Shari2 January 26, 2008

I omitted the Tabasco sauce (the version I had at Olive Garden was a bit too 'hot' and I really didn't enjoy the taste at all). I threw in some leftover spaghetti sauce made with ground beef, added some dried basil and celery flakes. Had a refill every time I've heated up a bowl for a quick meal. Will definitely make again.

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Stir crazy December 14, 2007

Very quick, very good, very forgiving. I don't think it tasted much like Olive Garden soup either, as written, but it doesn't matter. I had everything in the kitchen to make it and anyone would like it. After it was done, I thought it could benefit from the addition of more veggies, so added some frozen spinach and peas, pretty colors too. I will certainly make it again, even changing the sauce, using sausage, using different veggies, a good, quick, cheap base.

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Kasha December 27, 2006

LOVED this recipe. Really hearty soup. The many textures makes this a quick treat. I now make this at least once a week. I ADORE it. Even started adding my own touches to it like some bacon for extra flavor and different variances of spagetti sauce. Thanks for posting this fab recipe!

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Meri Beth December 24, 2006

This was quick to prepare. It tasted okay, but I didn't think it tasted like Olive Garden's Pasta E Fagioli. My family wasn't too fond of the soup so I don't think I'd make this again.

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ShaGun December 14, 2006

Absolutely loved this! I used hot Italian sausage rather than ground beef as that's what the little man in my freezer threw out when I opened the door ;-) Didn't need the Tabasco; enough heat from the meat to make us happy. Great, fast recipe that I'll repeat often! Thanks for sharing!

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SusieQusie October 30, 2006

Absolutely wonderful, we both loved it!

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ritzz1@att.net October 07, 2006
Quick Pasta E Fagioli - Olive Garden