Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Soup's On

We've had a long and dreary winter. Even here in Florida the weather has been unusually colder then normal. So when it is cold, my family enjoys soups and chili. It's fun to take a recipe and refine it. That's what I did with an Olive Garden soup recipe. This one is fast and very easy to make.

Pasta E Fagioli

1 lb ground beef
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.

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


I hope you will enjoy!



What time is dinner--did you say--I am sooo hungry--set me a "place"!!!
Hugs, Di

Pat said...

That sounds SO good!!!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Sounds tasty! It's been cooler than normal here in South Texas and this would be perfect for tomorrow's dinner!
Patricia :o)
PS: Congratulations on your win from Sweet Cottage Dreams!!!

SueWis said...

Thanks for refining this recipe. I love this soup and will definitely make it!

Val said...

I will be right over!! This sounds great.

Brenda said...

sounds good ...we are in Fl. for about 9 days.. it seems to be unusually cool - but enjoying the 'away ' time...

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh how I love that soup. Thanks for the recipe!

Nancy said...

my favorite soup... I need to make this one...

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Nothing like homemade soup! Thanks for sharing the recipe :^)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Oh yum! Thank you! :-)

Polly said...

YUM! Thanks for that recipe! Keep 'em comin'! Polly :-)

Cindy said...

Just take me to Olive Garden and we'll call it quits....ROFLOL

Better yet, I'll tell hubby to take me. LOL

Allie said...

That sounds yummy - I'll give dh the recipe!

deb said...

This is my hubbys favorite soup, thank you SOOOOO much for the recipe, I cannt wait to surprise him with it!!! Now if only I could make those dang breadsticks to go with it!!!!

Denise Marie said...

OMG, what is not to love about your post and your blog!! I cannot tell if those are yellow or green dishes. Girl, you gotta throw us dish lovers some hints.

Blessings to ya.

Micki said...

I would love to have a bowl of soup with you, but I will try that recipe.
Soup is always so nice in colder weather.

Carol said...

YUMMERS! That was absolutely perfect for yesterday's gray day. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Abby and Stephanie said...


Carey said...

Love this soup. I am going to try yours. I see you are a quilter as well. I am going to follow since I am a beginner quilter. Come visit my blog when you have a chance.
Carey from Chicory Nits