Pasta e fagioli recipe -healthy and delicious!

Pasta e fagioli soup! This recipe tastes almost identical to Olive Garden’s pasta e fagioli (one of my all time favorites)! Not only is this recipe hearty and delicious but it is also pretty healthy! Perfect for a cold winter day.

We’ve been making this soup for a couple of years now and it is one of my families favorites! Everyone loves it. I found this recipe in a church cook book my mom gave me and have adjusted the recipe a bit since the first time I made it. I always like to play with the seasoning and measurements and try adding new things. It makes cooking fun!

We made this soup again last night and I knew I had to snap some pictures to share with you. We played in the snow all afternoon and this was the perfect meal to end our day. It is so so good and surprisingly easy to make!

Pasta e fagioli recipe

Pasta e fagioli soup via iheartnaptime.net ...This recipe tastes almost identical to Olive Garden’s pasta e fagioli! So yummy and surprisingly easy to make!

Pasta e fagioli recipe

Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1lb hamburger
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup celery
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 11.5 oz can original V-8 juice
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 15 oz can kidney beans
  • 1 15oz can great northern beans
  • 1 TB red wine vinegar (can substitute for white vinegar)
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp ground oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked ditalini pasta

Instructions

  1. In a large pan brown the hamburger over medium heat. Add in salt and pepper and stir until combined. Add the onion, carrots, celery and garlic then sauté for about 5 minutes. Next add in the V-8 juice, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, beans, vinegar and seasonings. Then simmer on medium-low heat for about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  2. Once the soup has been cooking for about 20 minutes, boil the pasta with 2 quarts of water over high heat for about 10 minutes. Drain, and then combine with soup.
  3. Enjoy with grated parmesan.

Notes

If you want to thin the soup, add another can of v-8 juice.

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Pasta e fagioli soup via iheartnaptime.net ...This recipe tastes almost identical to Olive Garden’s pasta e fagioli! So yummy and surprisingly easy to make!

This recipe freezes up well too! You’ll love it!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day! :)

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Comments

  1. Mique posted on February 19, 2014 at 9:30 am (#
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    This looks sooo good. I want a bowl right now!

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  2. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! posted on February 19, 2014 at 11:27 am (#
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    Yum! This bowl of soup looks fabulous. I love trying out “old” recipes, especially when they come from church ladies – they always make the best food.

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    • Jamielyn replied on February 19th, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Seriously…some of my very favorite recipes come from my grandma and the cute ladies at church! Hope you enjoy this soup! :)

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  3. Amy@theidearoom posted on February 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm (#
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    I am going to have to try this recipe! Looks delicious!

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  4. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on February 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm (#
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    This looks AMAZING!

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  5. Rebecca Cooper posted on February 19, 2014 at 8:09 pm (#
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    Looks yummy!

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  6. Manhattan Image and Style posted on February 20, 2014 at 3:32 pm (#
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    This plate looks so healthy and yummy!! Perfection! What an inspiring post. You have such a lovely blog!

    Feel free to visit my blog as well! There are tons of tips on fashion, beauty, style, health, personal growth and more! <3

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    • Jamielyn replied on February 22nd, 2014 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! :) This soup is one of our favorites. I’ll have to check out your blog as well!

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  7. Kimberly {Stuffed Suitcase} posted on February 21, 2014 at 7:10 pm (#
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    Pinned this! Looks so wonderful. That’s my go to OG soup, so can’t wait to make it at home. Now to find a breadstick copycat recipe… :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on February 22nd, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      It’s my go soup at Olive Garden too…so yummy! I’m glad for ladies I know that pass on delicious recipes! :)

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  8. April @ Sewing Novice posted on February 23, 2014 at 2:39 pm (#
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    Made this today for lunch and even my 4.5 year old liked it! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  9. Sandy posted on March 1, 2014 at 2:06 am (#
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    Sounds yummy! what are the estimated number of servings?

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    • Jamielyn replied on March 12th, 2014 at 6:51 pm

      Hi Sandy! This soup serves 6-8. :)

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      • Sandy replied on March 13th, 2014 at 12:29 am

        Thanks. Made the soup and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Erin posted on March 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm (#
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    Made this tonight, and while the taste is yummy, there wasn’t enough broth and too many noodles! So I’ll halve the noodles next time and create more broth. Thumbs up!

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    • Jamielyn replied on March 12th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      Hi Erin! Thanks for your comment, my sister thought the same things so I updated to recipe to 1 1/2 cups of noodles instead of 2. If you want the soup thinner, you can definitely add another can of V8 and it will taste just as great! :)

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  11. Katie posted on March 5, 2014 at 5:03 pm (#
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    Looks delicious. Did you use fresh or ground thyme?

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    • Jamielyn replied on March 5th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      Thanks Katie! I use ground thyme! :)

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