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This is DELICIOUS; just wonderful. I omitted the salt and vinegar - there is plenty of salt with all of the canned veggies, etc. I also substituted reduced sodium beef broth for the V-8 juice. Used Contadina diced tomatoes that were seasoned with garlic, basil & oregano and actually diced my tomatoes into a smaller dice. I never put my cooked ditalini pasta into the soup pot. Always put it in the individual bowls; keeps pasta nice and al dente - doesn't get mushy in the soup that way. This soup freezes beautifully. I portion it into two servings, and also freeze cooked ditalini in separate small freezer bags. This is going to be an amazing Christmas gift for an older friend who is no longer able to cook. She just takes out the small containers I freeze it in for her, and a small bag of frozen ditalini and she has a fast, delicious, and nutritious meal. TRY THIS RECIPE - IT REALLY IS SCRUMPTIOUS.
Tried this recipe the other night, and it was fabulous! Made according to directions, except omitted vinegar and substituted beef broth for vegetable juice. Will definitely make again. Thanks for sharing!
I made this last night for my family and they loved it. I always order the pasta fagioli at Olive Garden because it is one of my favorite dishes. Now I can make it at home. It was exactly the same! Love it!
I found this exact recipe at topsecretrecipes.com, my family thinks it tastes just the same as olive garden and my husband was a chef there, lol.
It's honestly been at least a year since I've been to Olive Garden so I can't say if it's exactly like their soup, but I can imagine it's pretty close. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great. My family really enjoyed it, thanks for posting this.