Aug 31, 2015, 22:00
This is a kick a** recipe. The family loves it and does not last long =)
My family loves this soup so much we make it all the time especially in summer. I tried canning this recipe and it was awesome! I also did the OG minestrone recipe. Just doubled them. They came out wonderfully and now we can eat soup whenever we want!
This is my favorite Olive Garden soup, and I actually found this duplicate recipe years and years ago when this site was still pretty new. I have been making it as written all these years with no changes and I still say it's the best copy of the original. Everyone I have made it for agrees. I always serve with fresh grated parmesean and fresh made bread. It makes for a hearty meal on a cold night or a great lunch the next day!
This is delicious!! The only change I made, after reading reviews, was to leave out the V8 and instead add a 15 oz can of low sodium beef broth. The V8 makes it too acidic, but the broth makes it nice and savory with the right balance of tomato. Also, I would not add the noodles to the soup. They will absorb the liquid as it sits and get mushy. I store mine separate and add them as I eat it. Enjoy!
Jun 20, 2015, 22:00
I made this recipe a few weeks ago. I tried it for the first time at Olive Garden and I had to have more! My co-worker told me I could find the recipe online and I found this website with this recipe. It tastes the same as the soup I ordered from Olive Garden. Thank you for sharing :)
Made this and enjoyed it just as if I were sitting at Olive Garden! PERFECT! Thank you so much!
Apr 15, 2015, 22:00
I make this soup a couple times a month. My kids love it. I get pasta e fagioli everytime I go to O.G. This recipe tastes exactly like the restaurant version. I keep my cooked ditalini separate and add to the bowls before serving. I also add an extra can of V8 with a couple cups of water to the soup to make more broth. Thanks for a great recipe!
Apr 11, 2015, 22:00
Rarely does a copy cat recipe live up to the hype, but this one sure does! I mean it was just delicious! And was even better the next day. I actually like it better than the Olive Garden version. Do yourself a favor and try this one.
Apr 6, 2015, 22:00
I just made this soup for the second time today - my husband is Italian and says it's better than what his mom used to make - the flavors are great and it's so easy - I just put everything in the same pot. I also use a pork/veal/beef ground meat mixture that gives it a rich flavor.
Apr 3, 2015, 22:00
I made this with no meat. Just toss all ingredients (except pasta) in the slow cooker, add about 2 cups of veggie stock, cover and cook on high for 7 hours. Made pasta separately and added at the end. Yummo!