Crock Pot Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Soup

This copycat recipe is hearty, delicious, and is perfect for fall. I haven’t had the Olive Garden version of pasta e fagioli for so long, I can’t say if the recipe is an accurate mimic, but it tasted great, and we’ll certainly make it again.

Grab a spoon and join me in a little taste of Italy, because when you’re here, you’re family (or whatever it is they say in the Olive Garden commercials).

Crock Pot Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Soup

Crock Pot Thursday: Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Soup

Crock Pot Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Soup | This slow cooker soup is hearty and delicious!


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (16 ounce) can white kidney beans, drained
  • 3 (10 ounce) cans beef stock
  • 3 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 5 teaspoons parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (optional)
  • 1 (20 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounces pasta


  1. Brown beef and add to slow cooker with everything else except pasta.
  2. Cover, and cook on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours.
  3. Stir in pasta, and cook 30 minutes to an hour, or until pasta is al dente.
  4. NOTE: If you like your soup more soupy, cook pasta separately and add to soup. The soup gets much thicker otherwise.



This soup was great! I followed the recipe exactly, and used whole wheat elbow macaroni. I added it the last hour of cooking, and it was perfect. This soup makes great leftovers, the flavors seem better every day. The noodles did not seem to ever get mushy.


Another hit! This recipe makes a lot - my crock pot was filled to the top - so it's a good thing we all enjoyed this soup. In fact, we agreed with Linda that the flavor is even better the next day. The only variation I made was adding some salt at the end and a bit more beef stock. Even then, it's pretty thick, but we like it that way.


One kid loved this soup, the other declared it "yuck." She's crazy, though, because it was chock full of things she loves. My husband appreciated how thick this soup was, but I prefer mine a bit thinner, and next time, I may cook the noodle separately. We'll make this again.

I used my 6.5-Quart Crock-Pot Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker to make this Crock Pot Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Soup.

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15 thoughts on “Crock Pot Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Soup

  1. My husband and I love soup, but I’m not sure my kids would eat it. FORTUNATELY, I have a smaller crock pot for times like this so my husband and I can have something delicious (and the kids can eat chicken finger for the 10,000th time) Everyone’s happy!! –Lisa

  2. My husband was a waiter at The Olive Garden in college so he’s been a big fan of this soup for years (and years and years). I can’t ever get past the ground beef floating around in it, but I might have to make it for him as a surprise. I bet I’d totally get a back rub for it. With no strings attached.

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  5. Just made this tonight and it was amazing. My husband is a huge fan of the Olive Garden version and he said this one tasted even better! The only thing I did different from the recipe was add another can of beef broth at the end after the pasta cooked. It was perfect!

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