Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Copycat Recipe

Ratings and Reviews of Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli

Score: 4.82 (votes: 311)
Rating of votes (311)
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Apr 8, 2024, 10:24
This is a fabulous recipe! Everyone loved it.
Christy Gallanthen
Feb 27, 2023, 15:19
This is exactly like the OG soup! I did add about a cup of water as mine was very thick. I also cooked the pasta separate and just added it to each dish as I served it.
Paula Wells
Feb 2, 2022, 12:59
This taste just like Olive Gardens soup. My tip is don't add pasta to whole pot because if you don't eat it that day the pasta will absorb all the liquid and pasta will become enlarged and mushy.
Aug 7, 2020, 16:17
I made this vegan by leaving out the meat and cheese and it was so so good! Exactly like I remember from OG, better even in terms of flavor. I'm so glad I chose this recipe, I'm sure made as is it tastes just like the original, but even modified it was spot on and I highly recommend you trying it as is before mixing it up. Not too many recipes are delicious as written, but this is the one!
Tom Fox
Jun 23, 2020, 15:38
Delicious, but quite a bit thicker than the original. This was more of a thick stew than a soup with broth, which is what sets it apart from Olive Garden’s version. Next time, I’m going to try adding a few cups of chicken broth to reduce the thickness, and try using Italian sausage instead of ground beef (just because I love the flavor). Overall, this recipe was good and worth trying.
Kathleen Smith
Feb 25, 2020, 21:09
This is the real deal! My husband and his parents could not tell the difference in the taste or appearance of this dish. Having not tried it at the restaurant, I couldn't confirm or deny. Suffice it to say, I have since verified that OG makes it just like I do! Delicious. You may want to add more liquid for a thinner soup, as some is absorbed, but you will not be disappointed!
Robert Lanigan
Jan 16, 2020, 19:31
Great clone, My wife grew up on Fagioli so I tried this version, She had to tase it to be sure, taste again, again, bowl empty..I guess she liked it... LOL I did too.
Monica Provine
Dec 14, 2019, 11:10
As a former Olive Garden server, I can tell you this recipe tastes exactly like the restaurant’s! We make it often in our home and spice it up by using the diced tomatoes with chiles. Delicious on cold winter nights with sliced sourdough bread with butter. Hearty and filling.
Aug 15, 2019, 11:01
This soup is delicious. I think it’s more flavorful than the olive gardens which I used to love but now seems kind of bland. I have to double this to feed my family of 7 because they want leftovers. So good!
Jul 23, 2019, 18:36
I have been making this recipe for years. I have tweaked it a little bit to suit our tastes (a little more V-8 juice and thyme) and it is one of our favorites. My daughter tells me that mine has more flavor that OG, and I do agree with her. Thanks for the recipe!