Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Pasta E Fagioli Soup





I'm loving copycat recipes lately and this one does not disappoint. I'm not sure I've ever had Olive Garden's Pasta E Fagioli (pronounced "pasta fazool"), but it absolutely did not matter because this soup is AWESOME! 












This recipe fed four of us for dinner and I also sent another 3-4 servings with my sister to share with my brother in law. Definitely qualifies as a cook once, eat twice dinner - my kind of meal! The list of ingredients may seem like a lot, but most of them are pantry items so look for a sale. It's well worth it!



Pasta E Fagioli Soup
from The Country Cook

1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
1/2 cup diced onion (I used frozen)
2 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
3 cups beef stock (26oz container)
1 jar spaghetti sauce (25oz)
3/4 cup orzo, **uncooked**
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp parsley
1 tsp black pepper
kosher salt to taste
parmesan cheese


Add all ingredients except orzo to slow cooker. Cook on low 8 hours or on high 4 hours. Add orzo during the last 30 minutes. Serve with parmesan cheese.



Can't get any easier than that!


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8 comments:

  1. This looks yummy!

    Wende
    The Rickett Chronicles

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  2. This looks SO GOOD!! My mouth is watering and my stomach is growling! I'm your newest follower! My family would love this. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'm definitely going to try it!

    ~Jen

    P.S. - How do you like those slow cooker bags? Easier clean-up? I've been wanting to try them...

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  3. Hi Kelly,
    This looks like a great soup that we would really enjoy! Hope you are having a great holiday week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Yum! Is it as good as Olive Garden? I can't wait to try it.

    I'm hosting my first linky party "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

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  5. I just pinned this and am now following along. Looks yummy!

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  6. That is seriously fantastic looking - I'm drooling all over the place right now!

    Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursday!

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  7. Hi Kelly! I just saw this over at Gooseberry Patch and voted for it! I've been searching for a Pasta e Fagioli soup and this is it!! I can't WAIT to try it! It's on the menu for this week, thanks!!

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