Olive Garden Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli

Olive Garden Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Fagioli, Pasta, Slow Cooker
Servings: 10

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Extra lean ground beef Browned and drained
  • 1 cup Chopped onion
  • 1 cup Chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup Chopped celery
  • 1 15oz Diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 15oz kidney beans Rinsed and drained
  • 1 15oz white beans Rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 26oz Tomato-basil marinara or pasta sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon Hot pepper sauce such as Tabasco
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups Dry pasta I used Rotelle, cooked separately according to the package directions.
  • 1/4 cup Chopped fresh parsley optional, for serving
  • Grated Parmesan optional, for serving

Instructions

  • Ideal slow cooker size: 6- to 7-Quart.
  • Stir together the cooked and drained ground beef, onion, carrots, celery, tomatoes, beans, broth, pasta sauce, oregano, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper in your slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 7 hours, or until the vegetables are as tender as you like them.
  • When ready to serve, stir the cooked pasta into the soup. Taste the soup and adjust the salt and herbs to suit your tastes.
  • Serve with grated parmesan and a sprinkling of fresh parsley, if desired.

Weight Watcher Points

  • Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *5
    Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5
    Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *3