Olive Garden Chili Copy Cat Recipe

Pasta e Fagioli soup served at home! This soup is made with ground beef, beans, tomatoes, celery, carrots and pasta in a beef broth. The recipe can be made on the stove or in a crockpot. The soup is hearty and flavorful, and is a popular dish for those who enjoy Italian cuisine.

My Aunt posted a photo on Facebook a few weeks ago of a knock-off Olive Garden Chili. It was a cold week here in NC (we’ve had quite a bit of SNOW!!) so I “had” to make it! I didn’t make it in my crock pot like the recipe called for (because I didn’t have enough time). The chili turned out delicious minus the fact that I accidentally burnt a few of the kidney beans on the bottom of the pot so it had a nice smokey flavor, opps!! Because I burnt it, I cannot really compare it to Olive Garden’s Chili – but I do agree that the taste could have very much tasted like Olive Garden’s.

Give it a try for yourself and let me know what you think!

Olive Garden Chili Copy Cat Recipe

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Olive Garden Chili


Recipe Type: (recipe was found on Facebook with no link or author)
Author: Stephanie Bruce – gatheredinthekitchen.com
  • Pasta Fagioli in the Crockpot~ just like Olive Garden
  • 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 in a skillet.
  2. Drain fat from beef and add to crock pot with everything except pasta.
  3. Cook on low 7-8 hours or high 4-5 hours. Add pasta the last 30 minutes.
  4. Serve with a nice crisp green salad and some garlic bread!
  5. Enjoy

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