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Olive Garden Pasta Fagioli is a hearty bean and pasta soup served at Olive Garden. It’s an EASY, one-pot soup the family can enjoy right from home! The ONLY way I make Olive Garden Pasta Fagioli!

This is the hearty red soup that resembles “Italian chili” at the Olive Garden restaurant! Although, I like Zuppa Toscana this soup stands on the top to eat soups at Olive Garden. I love this thick bean soup with some freshly grated parmesan cheese–just YUM! It’s incredibly easy to replicate and everything is done in one-pot! The only way I make Fasta e Fagioli soup from scratch, at home!

What makes this Pasta Fagioli Recipe EASY?

  • This Pasta Fagioli is a one-pot soup. Meaning it’s all made in one pot.
  • There is ONLY 3 easy steps!
  • No long lists of fancy herbs or spices!
  • Simple ingredients. A simple

    Ingredients for Pasta e Fagioli Soup:

    • 2 mild sausages, casings removed
    • 1/3 cup

      How to make EASY Pasta e Fagioli Soup bstep-by-step:

      1. In a large pot sauté the onion (and fresh celery if using) in a few tbsp of olive oil. Add in the crumbled meat and fry until partially cooked through.

      2. Add the broth, canned tomatoes, ketchup, sugar and carrots. Simmer 10-15 minutes.

      3. Next add in the spices, pasta, and beans. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Then remove from heat and garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese before serving.

      How to prevent soggy pasta in soup:

      I like to slightly under-cook the pasta by a few minutes. It will still be soft, just not over cooked and falling apart by the time its done. When the soup stops boiling the hot heat still keeps the pasta warm but you’re not boiling it any more for further cooking. That is secret to not over cooking the pasta in soups! This is a helpful tip to keep in mind when making soups with any type of dough.

      Olive Garden Pasta Fagioli

      Prep Time: 5 minutes
      Cook Time: 23 minutes
      Total Time: 28 minutes
      Servings: 8 people
      Author: Alyona Demyanchuk
      Olive Garden Pasta Fagioli is a hearty bean and pasta soup served at Olive Garden. It's an EASY, one-pot soup the family can enjoy right from home!

      Ingredients

      Pasta Fagioli:

      • 1 onion diced
      • 2 mild sausages casings removed
      • 4 cups broth
      • 15 oz diced tomatoes
      • 15 oz tomato sauce
      • 2 TBSP ketchup
      • 1 carrot julienned
      • 1/3 cup Ditalini pasta
      • 1/2 can red kidney beans
      • 1/2 can white beans

      Spices:

      • 1/2 tsp dried basil
      • 1/4 tsp celery seed
      • 3 cloves garlic minced
      • 1/2 tsp sugar
      • salt and pepper to taste

      Instructions

      How to Make Olive Garden Pasta Fagioli copycat:

      • In a large pot sauté the onion in a 3 tbsp of olive oil. Add the crumbled sausage and fry until partially cooked through.
      • Add the broth, canned tomatoes, ketchup, sugar and carrots. Simmer 10-15 minutes.
      • Add in the spices, pasta and beans. Simmer for another 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat and garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese before serving.

      Notes

      Broth Substitute: Can use 4 cups water + 1/2 TBSP beef bullion for the broth. 
      Celery Seed Substitute: Can substitute 1 stalk of fresh celery for the seeds. 

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9 comments

    • Susan

    I made this just for myself and ate it for three days. Yummy and full of flavor! Thank you

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      Wonderful, Susan!

    • Alma Esparza

    Love this recipe! It’s my family favorite soup, thank you so much for sharing all your recipes! God bless❤️

    • Olga

    Is the amount of liquid in this soup enough? It seems small for that amount of ingirdients? Do you add in the liquid from the beans too , or drain the beans?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      This soup is on the chunkier side but it shouldn’t be overly thick. The tomato juices are to be used up but do rinse the beans from their liquid. If you try to keep the amount of ingredients according to the list, it should be a proportional amount of liquid.

        • Olga

        Thank you for replying back quickly. I plan on making this today If I get out to the store today. Where did you buy your pasta? I haven’t seen similar kind in my local store.

          • Alyona Demyanchuk

          Your welcome Olga, The pasta shown on the soup post was from a grocery store called Stop & Shop. Check major grocery stores near your area or even Walmart for Ditalini pasta.

    • Olga

    So do you put in dry pasta at the end and only cook it for 5 mins? Is that enough? Or is the pasta already cooked and then added in for the last 5 mins?

      • Alyona Demyanchuk

      You would cook the uncooked pasta for about 5 minutes since its a small kind. Just cut back the required cooking time for the pasta of your choice as long as its tiny, by a few minutes. It’s going to sit in a hot soup anyways so it’s better to undercook to aldente rather than over cooking to falling apart pasta.

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