Pasta Fagioli is a hearty Italian bean and vegetable soup made popular over the years by Olive Garden. Learn to make it at home for a satisfying meal for the whole family!
Keyword: pasta e fagioli, pasta fagioli, pasta fagioli soup, pasta fazool, pasta soup
Author: Nikki Gladd
2tablespoonsolive oil, divided
1lbground Italian sausagemild, hot or sweet
4garlic cloves, minced
4mediumcarrots, thinly sliced
4mediumstalks celery, thinly sliced
28oz.can diced tomatoes
15oz.can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
15oz.can cannelini beans, drained and rinsed
64oz.beef broth(I sometimes use a little less)
28oz.can tomato sauce
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a very large pot over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook into crumbles. Remove sausage from pot and set aside.
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, and celery. Cook until the vegetables are just starting to soften, about 8 minutes. Add the cooked sausage back into the pot. Stir in the can of diced tomatoes (do not drain) and simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in the beans, broth, tomato sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, turn heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add the dry pasta and continue to simmer, uncovered, for another 30 minutes. Serve into bowls and let cool slightly before eating.
Can use turkey sausage instead of Italian sausage.