Over the weekend, my husband and I took a road trip and had lunch at an Olive Garden restaurant. My hubby had a bowl of their Paste e Fagioli and loved it. Since I am on a gluten-free diet, I decided to make my own copycat version of Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli.
When I tasted this delicious soup, I asked my husband if he thought it was a good copycat version. He instantly said, “Yes!” (Sigh. I love that man!) So, for dinner tonight, I made a Copy Cat Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli soup!
It’s that time of year when I break out a stock pot and whip up a batch of soup! A yummy, hot, steamy bowl of soup helps to take the chill off the ‘ole bones. Plus, it’s great when I come home from work because I can heat up a couple bowls for an easy dinner.
This hearty and filling soup have all kinds of great ingredients. The flavors are a cross between an Italian pasta dish and chili soup. See all of those yummy veggies, pasta, beans and ground beef?
If you are on a gluten free diet you can easily modify a few key factors in this recipe to make it a totally gluten free soup. I have not tried making this Copy Cat Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli in the crockpot, however, I think it would work just fine. Just be sure to cook your ground beef and drain it before adding it to the other ingredients. Also, to make this an even heartier meal try adding a delicious muffin alongside. (See the recipes below)
Here’s to staying warm!
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