Pasta E Fagioli – Olive Garden Copy Cat

I enjoy making Copy Cat recipes, whether they are true to the source or not.  Since, we are kosher, I have not eaten these meals, in the restaurants they come from and this is the closest, I get to come to eating them.    In this case, I did not have red kidney beans so that is a change in the recipe and I didn’t even see, there were carrots in the recipe, so this is a deviant copy cat recipe.  Despite this, it is a delicious dish filled with a mixture of flavors that blend into a warm and cozy meal.  Serve with a salad and you will be full.

Pasta E Fagioli – Olive Garden CopyCat

  •  1 pound  ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 4 stalks celery , chopped
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes , undrained
  • 1 (16 ounce) can white kidney beans , drained
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoons oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh  parsley
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne sauce
  • 2 cups Marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces pasta


Brown chopped beef in a skillet.

Add to crock pot, olive oil, onion and celery and cook on high for 1 hour.

Drain fat from beef and add chopped beef to crock pot with everything except pasta.

Cook on low 4-5 hours.

During last 30 min on high or 1 hour on low, add pasta.

 Treat yourself to a hearty dinner, made with a minimum of effort.

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6 comments on “Pasta E Fagioli – Olive Garden Copy Cat

  1. I just love this dish and I am excited to get the recipe! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. Thanks for sharing this copycat recipe with the Gallery. I love Olive Garden, but had to give it up once I was diagnosed with celiac’s disease. Copycat recipes allow me to make a gluten-free version at home.

  3. Hello,

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