Crock-Pot Pasta Fagoli Soup (Olive Garden Copycat Recipe)
If you’re a fan of Olive Garden Pasta Fagoli Soup, you’ll love this easy to make at home version. This soup is chock-full of healthy veggies, beans, ground beef and tender pasta all floating in a zesty Italian flavored soup!
Add the hamburger and chopped onions to a medium skillet on the stove-top. Brown and crumble the meat and cook until cooked through and the onions are translucent. Drain excess grease off the hamburger and add meat mixture to the bottom of a 6 quart or larger slow cooker.
Add the carrots, celery, tomatoes, tomato paste, beans, garlic, basil, oregano, pepper, bay leaf, cabbage and beef stock into the slow cooker and stir everything together.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or until the carrots are nice and tender.
During the last 1/2 hour of the cooking time on the soup cook the 2 cups of pasta on the stove top according to the directions on the pasta package.
Add the pasta to the soup right before serving.
Taste soup and add salt and pepper to suit your tastes.
Serve hot bowls of soup with shredded Parmesan cheese over top and a side and some nice bread and salad for a complete meal!