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!
Dec 16, 2018, 08:01
Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli it is not, sorry Todd. I have been going to OG since the 90's when they offered freshly made pasta. I love your cc recipes but this one is a miss in terms of OG, its way too thick. Cooking canned beans for more than 10 mins allows them to break down and not be whole. Canned beans only need to be heated through. OG Pasta e Fagioli is very brothy this version is very stew-like, its way too thick for OG. I had to add some broth to dilute. The flavors, however, are very nice and enjoyable. But, OG Pasta e Fagioli, a big NO.
Oct 4, 2018, 16:18
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Made this yesterday for lunch following the recipe to the letter. AMAZING!!! Have had it for lunch yesterday and today, also for dinner tonight. For this recipe I am so very glad we only have the two of us! Hubby was dubious about even trying it, however he ate a huge pasta bowl of it. It is a winner by any standards. Wil be making it frequently now that I have found your recipe. Thank you Todd Wilbur!
Richard N Ianni
Dec 26, 2017, 13:58
Just like Olive Garden Pasta Fagoli
Dec 11, 2017, 07:35
Asked my husband to choice what he wanted for dinner (that's highly unusual) . This is one of his favorite dishes. He must have had 5 bowls full. I don't care for leftovers but even I had more the next day.
This is great stuff
I had an Italian mother-in-law who taught me how to make this fabulous, stick-to-your ribs soup and I honestly had forgotten how to make it in the 20+ years since I left her son and New York. I went to Olive Garden a long time after and fell in love with this soup yet again. After finding this recipe and tweaking it a little here and there, I do believe I have her recipe again! She is no longer with us, rest her soul. I use hot and spicy V-8 and only 8 oz instead of 12. I add a couple dashes of tabasco in about halfway into cooking. The pasta tends to soak up the broth and get soggy after the first day so I don't add it to the soup itself (If you order a gallon of the soup from OG, you will find that they don't either). And this way it is easy to freeze half for another week. Sprinkle some parmesan on top and pair with some good crusty French bread and MANGE!
Oct 25, 2017, 10:29
I have made this recipe many, many times. Once, unexpectedly for a guest who was full blooded Italian. He said it was better than his Mama's!
I recently found myself at Olive Garden for lunch and order this soup - I truly think mine is better! I follow the recipe exactly.
I've never actually had Pasta E Fagioli from OG, so I can't say how this recipe compares. What I can say is that my family and I love this soup. It has become a cold weather staple in our house. I do use beef broth in place of V8 because it's what I keep on hand, and I add 16 oz instead of 12.
Sep 30, 2017, 15:41
My family loves this recipe, and since we're a big family, we don't go out to eat that often. We recently went to Olive Garden and a couple of the kids got this soup...and were SO DISAPPOINTED. They said "mine" was better! Thanks so much for the yummy recipe!