365 Days of Slow Cooking: Day 282: Pasta Fajoli Soup (Olive Garden copycat)
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Day 282: Pasta Fajoli Soup (Olive Garden copycat)

Serves 8-10

2 lbs. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 carrots, chopped
3 ribs of celery, chopped
2 28 oz cans diced tomatoes undrained
1 16 oz can red kidney beans, drained
1 16 oz can white kidney beans, drained
3 10 oz cans beef broth
3 teaspoons oregano or italian seasoning
2 teaspoons pepper
5 teaspoons parsley
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (optional)
1 jar spaghetti sauce
8 ounces pasta

Brown hamburger, drain. Add onion and garlic and saute, then transfer to a large slow cooker. Add all remaining ingredients except pasta. Cook on low for 7 - hours or on high for 4 hours. During last 30 minutes on high, or 1 hour on low, add pasta. Serve with grated parmesean on top.

This soup makes a lot! I served our family and gave dinner to a family of 6 with the rest. And there were still leftovers. It was very flavorful. Don't forget the Parmesan...it adds a lot. I actually liked mine better the next day. 3 stars.


  1. Ooo, this sounds good. Good thing I took hamburger out to thaw last night. :)

  2. I LOVE this one. I think I found this recipe on another site. It does make way too much though. I halved it the second time I made it.

  3. Anonymous28/7/12 07:53

    Pasta Fajoli ??? I don't think so---Chili, bean soup maybe but MOT pasta Fajoli!!

  4. Anonymous13/8/12 12:13

    Its a great recipe! Thank you.