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Semi-Homemade Italian Pasta Fagioli Recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Semi-Homemade Italian Pasta Fagioli Recipe

The Olive Garden favorite soup made at home
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 666kcal
Author: Cari


  • 2 lb of italian sausage with no casing I prefer it spicy!
  • 1 chopped yellow onion
  • 2 large sliced carrots
  • 3 stalks of thinly sliced celery
  • 5 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 32 oz. container of low sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 32 oz jar of your favorite Marinara sauce I used Rao's
  • 2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¾ teaspoon fresh thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper season to taste
  • 1 16 oz can of red beans
  • 1 16 oz can of cannellini beans
  • 1 cup dry ditalini pasta
  • parmesan and fresh minced parsley for garnish


  • In a large pot over medium high heat, crumble in Italian sausage and cook, stirring until cooked through.
  • Add onions, carrots, and celery and saute over medium-high heat until tender, add garlic and saute 1 minute longer.
  • Add beef broth, tomato paste, marinara, sugar, basil, oregano and thyme.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low, cover with lid and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Add dry ditalini, water, kidney beans and cannellini beans to soup and cook on low until the pasta is al dente (about 5 more minutes)
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve warm with Parmesan cheese and parsley sprinkled over the top. .


This recipe will keep in your refrigerator for upto 5-7 days in an airtight container.
You can also freeze this soup in an airtight container (be sure to allow about ¾-inch for liquid to expand at top of container). It will keep in your freezer for 2-3 months.


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 666kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1469mg | Potassium: 958mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3581IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg