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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 15
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 141.9
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 17.3 mg
  • Sodium: 314.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.2 g
  • Protein: 12.0 g

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Un-Chained Recipe Contest Pasta e Fagioli

Submitted by: TMARIE40
Un-Chained Recipe Contest  Pasta e Fagioli

Introduction

Olive Garden's Soup or Zuppa, this is my low sodium, lower in fat version of my favorite soup to dine out for. Easy to make and leftovers are even tastier the next day! Great along side a salad for lunch or beginning course at dinner. Olive Garden's Soup or Zuppa, this is my low sodium, lower in fat version of my favorite soup to dine out for. Easy to make and leftovers are even tastier the next day! Great along side a salad for lunch or beginning course at dinner.
Number of Servings: 15

Ingredients

    1 lb. ground beef 93% lean
    1 c. onion, sweet, diced
    2 carrots, julienned
    2 ribs celery, diced
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2- 15oz. cans tomatoes petite diced
    1- 15oz. can red kidney beans
    1- 15oz. can white beans
    1- 15oz. can tomato sauce
    12oz. tomato juice, low sodium
    2 c. beef broth, low fat, low sodium
    2 T. apple cider vinegar
    1 tsp, basil
    1/2 tsp. black pepper
    1/2 c. ditalini pasta, dry
    1 c. water

Directions

In large stock or soup pot brown ground beef until no longer pink, breaking into fine pieces as you stir. Add garlic, carrots, celery & onion and saute for 10 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients, except for dry pasta.
Simmer for 1 hour stirring occassionally. Add dry pasta and cook another 10 minutes. Pasta should be al dente.
Can add parmesan cheese on top.
15- 8 ounce servings

Number of Servings: 15

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TMARIE40.






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  • Love this, make it all the time! However, hubs and I don't drink V8 or anything, so we just subbed additionall tomato sauce for juice (so we don't have to worry about leftover, lol). Also, we use tabasco instead of apple cider vinegar to give it a little kick. - 6/4/13

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  • I added some fresh ground pepper, thought it was a great soup! - 8/11/12

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  • i used crushed tomatoes in place of diced, and low sodium v 8 juice for tomatoe juice - 9/19/11

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  • I loved it. My picky bf loved it. Good for cooking for guests, too. It's so good I'm eating it today while we are having 100 degree weather outside. - 7/25/11

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  • This was Wonderful! I made a pot on Sunday, it was gone by Monday night. I will be making more tonight. Very filling! - 4/13/11

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  • DELICIOUS! Now if I can only figure out how to make a low calorie breadstick. My whole house smells amazing! Thank you. - 1/21/10

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  • You can lower the sodium by rinsing the beans, using the herbox beef broth and using no salt added tomatoes. I plan on making this over the weekend. - 1/14/10

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    great winter soup, but we would end up eating more than 1 cup a person at my house - 11/12/09

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  • This is AMAZING. I took out the celery just because I can't stand it, but I kept everything else the same. This is a must try! - 11/11/09

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  • Sounds delish - we love soups for the winter. - 11/11/09

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  • wow this sounds really good - 11/10/09

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  • Cooked this tonight--loved it! Added 2T of low fat sour cream, 2tsp Parmesan cheese and green onions. The additions made it sinfully filling. Delicious! I have frozen some of it to have during the week. Recipe made exactly 15 1-cup servings! Goes great with Reduced Fat Pillsbury Grands. - 11/10/09

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  • I think this will become a favorite in our house..sounds delicious! - 11/10/09

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  • does that make 15 1 cup servings? Looks like a vegetable beef soup, not a favortie in our house - 11/6/09

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  • YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
    YYYY - 11/5/09

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  • I love this soup at Olive Garden. I'm quite a ways from the nearest Olive Garden (try crossing the Pacific Ocean), so thanks for an at home version-healthier to boot! - 11/5/09

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  • I have enjoyed this soup at Olive Garden, so I will definitely be trying this recipe at home. Thanks! - 11/4/09

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  • I looked up an Olive Garden version on RecipeZaar and it is very similar to this. Think I'll try it with ground turkey. Thanks for this. - 11/4/09

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  • This recipe is not low sodium. To be so it must have 140 mg or less of sodium. What can help get it there is to use no salt added products. - 11/4/09

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  • This recipe has what I am looking for - low in calories, fat, carbs and sodium, good fiber. And I'll bet it freezes well. - 11/4/09

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  • This sounds very close to a chili I make without meat because there is so much protein. Love the fact of LOW sodium! - 11/4/09

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  • My favorite! Happy to have a healthy way to make it at home. - 11/4/09

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  • This sounds Great! A little lower in sodium would be great but t'aint bad for a soup! - 11/3/09

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  • One of my favs cant wait to try this! - 11/3/09

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