Friday, January 14, 2011

My version...

...........of Olive Garden's Pasta E Fagioli

Pasta E Fagioli

1 lb ground beef (I use ground turkey meat)

1 onion (chopped)

2 carrots (grated)

2 stalks celery (chopped)

2 garlic cloves (minced)

1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano

1 (15 oz) can Red Kidney beans (drain but don't rinse)

1 (15 oz) can Cannellini beans (white kidney beans, drain but don't rinse)

1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce

1 can Chicken stock ***

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Ditali pasta (1 cup dry)

1. Brown beef over medium heat, drain off fat. Place in stock pot

2 Saute onion, carrots, celery and garlic for 10 minutes. Add to stock pot

3. Add remaining ingredients, except pasta, and simmer for 1 hour.

4. After 50 minutes, boil pasta according to directions, drain and add pasta to pot of soup

5 Simmer for 10 minutes.

Serves 6

***You can add more chicken stock for more broth if desired.

I hope you enjoy this soup. It is very easy to put together and we love it on cold days.

By the way, does anyone know what does the "E" stand for??


Amy Friend said...

I think it means and??? Your soup sounds great!

Jenn said...

I think the "E" stands for 'and'
I'll have to give this recipe a shot...I have the copycat recipe for the Zuppa Toscana (the white soup with sausage, potatoes, and kale) and it is truly delicious - tastes just like the stuff you get in the restaurant!!
Have a great weekend!

Barb said...

Looks yummy and warm...warm...warm...

Impera Magna said...

"Pasta e fagioli" is Italian for "pasta and beans"... looked it up Babelfish to make sure since I don't speak Italian.

Wonderful soup... one of my favorites!

John'aLee said...

Ummm! This sounds delicious. I'm going to have to try it...

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

YUM! Looks delish! Thanks so much for sharing with all of us!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Oh, YUM!! Looks fantastic. OK-- Now I'm hungry. What time should I be there??

Micki said...

It looks yummy. Thanks for sharing it!

Cheryl said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I will definitely be making this!

Kaaren said...

Sounds like dinner tomorrow evening with fresh crusty bread. Yummo!

Thanks, Jocelyn.

Heather said...

I will be making it tonight for dinner --

Kim D. said...

I love Olive's Gardens Pasta E Fagioli soup as well. Yummy.. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've tried a copy cat salad dressing recipe, but it just wasn't the same.

Deanna said...

Looks good--thanks for sharing.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The "e" used in this text is for Italian - "and". Pasta and beans

Val said...

Yummy!!! Got to go to store again!!!lol

SewCalGal said...

Yumm. I'm definitely going to try this. Does the Ditali pasta make a difference? I haven't used it previously, but will see if I can find some.

I can almost smell it cooking. Can't wait.


Carol said...

Yummers...perfect for these chilly days we've had.

Abby and Stephanie said...

Yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Hughes said...

Oh, this will have to be this week! Steph

blank said...

Gosh that looks SO GOOD! It is being added to my list for later this week :)

Thanks for the recipe! Have a great day...

Carrie P. said...

Love that soup. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
I just noticed your new button. Very cute.