Make Olive Garden’s Delicious Pasta Fagioli At Home

Servings: 20

Preparation duration: -1 minutes

Cooking duration: -1 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey

1 teaspoon olive oil

3 cups onions, chopped

4 carrots, chopped

4 celery stalks, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 can (28 oz) tomatoes, diced

1 can (16 oz) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 can (16 oz) white kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 can (16 oz) great northern beans, rinsed and drained

3 cans (10 oz) reduced-sodium beef broth

1 jar (24 oz) spaghetti, marinara, or pasta sauce, we used Prego's Heart Smart

1 zucchini, chopped

2 tablespoons Italian seasoning blend

2 teaspoons fresh ground pepper or to taste

6 ounces whole wheat penne pasta

Grated Parmesan cheese to top each bowl with, optional

Equipment:

pot

colander

ladle

bowl

Cooking instruction summary:

Brown beef in a large soup pot. Drain in a colander in sink. In the same pot, heat the olive oil. Add the onions, carrots, celery, and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir often. Add the drained beef back to the pot. Stir in the canned tomatoes, beans, beef broth, spaghetti sauce, zucchini, water, Italian seasonings and pepper. Bring soup up to a boil. Turn heat to a simmer, cover and let cook for 50 minutes. Add pasta to the soup. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes longer until pasta is ready. Ladle soup into a small bowl or cup. Top with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired Makes 20 cups

 

Step by step:


1. Brown beef in a large soup pot.

2. Drain in a colander in sink.

3. In the same pot, heat the olive oil.

4. Add the onions, carrots, celery, and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir often.

5. Add the drained beef back to the pot. Stir in the canned tomatoes, beans, beef broth, spaghetti sauce, zucchini, water, Italian seasonings and pepper.

6. Bring soup up to a boil. Turn heat to a simmer, cover and let cook for 50 minutes.

7. Add pasta to the soup. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes longer until pasta is ready.

8. Ladle soup into a small bowl or cup. Top with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

9. Makes 20 cups


Nutrition Information:

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284 Calories
21g Protein
9g Total Fat
29g Carbs
18% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
284k
14%

Fat
9g
15%

  Saturated Fat
4g
31%

Carbohydrates
29g
10%

  Sugar
5g
7%

Cholesterol
38mg
13%

Sodium
904mg
39%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
21g
42%

Vitamin A
2569IU
51%

Phosphorus
359mg
36%

Calcium
330mg
33%

Fiber
6g
26%

Selenium
17µg
25%

Manganese
0.48mg
24%

Vitamin B6
0.44mg
22%

Potassium
677mg
19%

Vitamin B3
3mg
18%

Zinc
2mg
16%

Magnesium
62mg
16%

Vitamin B2
0.24mg
14%

Vitamin C
11mg
13%

Iron
2mg
13%

Copper
0.27mg
13%

Folate
52µg
13%

Vitamin B1
0.17mg
11%

Vitamin K
11µg
11%

Vitamin E
1mg
9%

Vitamin B12
0.52µg
9%

Vitamin B5
0.73mg
7%

Vitamin D
0.24µg
2%

covered percent of daily need
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