By Charmie777 on March 03, 2006
Photo by NcMysteryShopper
Photo by NcMysteryShopper
"I pared this recipe down from another one on here to suit a faster preparation. This is still wonderful!!! And of course, even better the next day! Any small shape pasta will work - I like the small shells."
Serving Size: 1 (393 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"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"
"Great recipes, and very easy to fix. Can be made in less than 45 Minutes including prep"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"Absolutely wonderful, we both loved it!"
"This soup is WONDERFUL! I made this for DH2B's lunch on our first cold Fall day. I am not a fan of tomato based soups but I LOVED this soup. There is so much going on with flavor and it really blends well. I have never had Fagiole at Olive Garden so I cannot compare it to its namesake, but I can say that there is nothing boring or plain about this soup! I could not find White Kidney beans so I used light red kidney beans. This is a wonderful hearty soup that is perfect for the lunch thermos on cold days. I will make this often this winter! Thanks Charmie!"