Recipe by Karyn Osborne
"White cannellini beans, ditalini pasta with vegetables, lean hamburger, and herbs are simmered in vegetable juice and chicken broth. It is like an Italian chili like Olive Garden®'s Pasta Fagioli and even better the second day."
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lean ground beef
1 thin slice
1 (32 ounce) bottle
tomato-vegetable juice cocktail (such as V8®)
1 (14 ounce) can
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups
1 (15 ounce) can
cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
I used Spicy V8®, and it definitely ramped up the flavor without being too spicy or overpowering the other ingredients. And I will always use that when making this recipe, too! I'll admit that this is the first time I've eaten pasta fagioli, and I have no idea what Olive Garden®'s version tastes like, but I loved all of the bold and rich layers of flavor in this recipe. Thanks, Karen Osborne, for this tasty soup, we thoroughly enjoyed it!
Made this and served it the next day as suggested so flavours could blend. Family really enjoyed it and was a great dinner on a busy weeknight with a side salad and fresh bread. I did add more celery and carrots because my family likes the extra veggies, as well as a bay leaf to add a bit more depth of flavour to the broth. I mixed everything together in one pot (added dried pasta during last 6-8 minutes of soup simmering), making it much easier to serve and it tasted great. Will make again and will try adding a pkg. of baby spinach.
I loved it! Even better than the Italian restaurant down the street. I added pork chorizo (1#) to the recipe and added more of the vegetables than recipe called for
Just delicious, we loved it. Great flavor. I used low sodium V8, so it did need salt when it was done. I also included more carrots and celery than the recipe, only because that what I normally do (try to get as many vegetables my diet as possible) I'm sure it tastes even better the next day, but it didn't last that long around our house. Next time I will make a double batch so there are leftovers. Will make this over and over again.
Made it many times~
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
MeMe's Pasta Fagioli
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 91
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