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This traditional Italian soup is guaranteed to win you over since it is packed to the gills with beans, vegetables, noodles, and lean meat. I am happy to bring to you a recipe that I have developed to replicate Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli. In my opinion, this dish is even more delicious than the one served in the restaurant. This soup will quickly become one of your favorites.
If you’re looking for a substantial soup to prep for the week, go no further than this one. It may be prepared with only one pot, and it reheats well every day of the week. It is also quite nutritious and satisfying.
In Italy, this « Pasta e Fagioli » means “pasta with beans”. This makes a great deal of sense taking into consideration the fact that this soup is loaded with pasta and beans. It is also packed with flavorful vegetables and lean ground beef, turning it into a complete meal that can be eaten out of a bowl.


500 grams.Of lean ground beef.

1 large sp.Of olive oil.

2 medium cubed carrots.

1 large diced onion.

1 stalk celery; diced.

3 cloves.Of garlic; crushed.

Canned diced tomatoes; I used 400 grams can.

A 400 grams jar.Of tomato sauce.

Chicken broth; you’ll need 4 to 5 cups.

Canned Northern beans; use a medium can, drained and rinsed.

Canned Kidney beans; use a medium can drained and rinsed.

1 Cup.Of small pasta.

1 large sp.Of Italian seasoning

Salt; adjust it to taste.

Black pepper; adjust it to taste.


1st Step

Prepare the oil in a big saucepan or dutch oven by heating it over medium heat.

2nd Step

Brown the ground beef and add it to the pan (3-5 minutes). Make sure to cut it up into little pieces before you start cooking. Take the meat out of the pot after it has been cooked. Remove the extra fat and keep it aside.

3rd Step

Add the carrots, onion, celery, and garlic that were previously minced to the same pot. Sauté the veggies until they have reached the desired consistency (for about 4 minutes).

4th Step

Return the meat and beef broth to the saucepan with the cooked veggies, and to incorporate all ingredients together, give it a good stir.

5th Step

To the mixture, add Northern beans as well as kidney beans. Pour the chicken broth into the pot and let it simmer for about ten min.

6th Step

After adding the pasta, season it with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper, and let it simmer for an additional ten minutes.

7th Step

Serve immediately, garnishing each serving with a sprinkling of basil and parmesan cheese.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?