Posted: 12/14/2011 11:11:24 PM
I thought this soup was simple but good. I added some ground beef (1/2#) and think next time I might add some spaghetti sauce to make the broth more flavorful and use kidney beans for color variety. It was good served with Parmesan cheese on top.
Posted: 10/8/2010 3:20:38 PM
Well, I think this recipe out does the Olive Garden in our area. It tasted like a high school cooking class attempt. This recipe was great and very workable. will make over and over.
Posted: 5/24/2010 11:17:56 AM
My family loves this recipe! I just love how yummy and inexpensive it is to make! Excellent!
Posted: 12/31/2009 2:38:52 PM
Yes, you can get the Olive Garden recipe; however it makes about 9 quarts. I don't need that much. This recipe is basic, but good. One of the great things about pasta e fagioli is that you can do almost anything with it. For a little stronger taste, I add a teaspoon of chicken or vegetable boullion and a large pinch of dried chilies. Sometimes I add a little fresh spinach. Or I'll puree the tomatoes for a smoother base, or I'll add fresh basil and oregano at the last minute instead of dried...you get the idea. Try this soup--it's excellent cold-weather comfort food, it's always a family pleaser, and you can always adjust it to suit your tastes.
Posted: 9/14/2009 9:44:55 AM
This recipe was just ok. If you go to Olive Garden's website, and click on recipes, they give their recipe for pasta e fagioli, and it is fantastic!