Week 8: Pasta Fagioli Soup

Pasta Fagioli (1)

This recipe was originally posted in October, but I HAD to share it again. This is hands down my favorite recipe to make in the crockpot and I’d be doing my readers a huge disservice if I didn’t re-post it.

Olive Garden’s Pasta Fagioli soup is my favorite so recreating it at home was huge for my bank account and also to make it a little healthier than the restaurant version. This is perfect eaten immediately after cooking and also freezes really well to eat later in the winter season. 

I always make a batch of corn muffins or garlic bread to enjoy with the soup so I recommend you do the same!




  • 2 lbs of ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 (280z) can of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (160z) can of white kidney beans
  • 1 (16oz) can of red kidney beans
  • 4 cups of beef stock
  • 1 (20oz) jar of spaghetti
  • 3 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 5 tsp parsley
  • 8 oz of ditalani pasta


    1. Add all ingredients except pasta to the crock pot
    2. Cook on low for 8 hours
    3. At the end of 4 hours turn the crockpot to low, cook pasta according to directions on the box
    4. Add the pasta to the crockpot and cook for 20 minutes
    5. Enjoy!


 Previous Posts:

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs //  Granola // Stuffed Shells  // Superbowl Chili // Chex Mix // Chocolate Fondue // Chicken Tortellini //



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  • http://kyleandjensmith.blogspot.com/ Jen

    I make this all the time too! I was surprised at how simple it is to make. Our closest Olive Garden is over an hour away so it’s nice to be able to make at home.

    • Megan

      That’s insane- so far away! Thank goodness we can easily make it!

  • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

    Olive Garden has the best soups!! The Zuppa Toscana is my favorite but Dave really likes this one- we might have to give it a try! I have really wanted soup the last two days because I am been feeling so crappy, maybe he can buy the ingredients for this or the tort soup 😉

    • Megan

      YES GIRL! I hope you had a chance to make it! Feel better!

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    Yummmm!!! Totally saving this! Did you have to brown the ground beef first or put it right in?

    • Megan

      I put it right in!

  • http://www.christineeveryday.com Christine Everyday

    Yum this look delicious!

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    YUM! I am definitely going to be making this sometime this month because I have been craving soup…and looking for something to add more lentils to! I am pinning this!