Easy & Delicious (& new to me) CrockPot Soup

Last week, Abigail and I made the easiest & most yummy new crockpot recipe. I am constantly pinning new recipes on my Pinterest recipe board, but when it’s time to prepare the meals, I end up going back to the “same old same old.” But this one recipe looked good, so I decided to actually make a recipe instead of just collecting them. It didn’t disappoint. In fact, it was just as easy as our beloved “Taco Soup” but with an entirely different taste and feel. I adapted the recipe I found in order to make it even easier (and enabling it to make a large crockpot full.) This is definitely a keeper & will be on the home rotation this fall and winter!


Pasta Fagoli Crockpot Soup

(Adapted from Olive Garden’s Copy-Cat recipe here)

  • 1 lb ground beef, cooked & drained
    1/2 or 1 med onion, chopped & cooked with the ground beef
    2-3 carrots, sliced
    2 cans of diced tomatoes, undrained
    1 can of res kidney beans, drained
    1 can of white kidney beans, drained
    1 box of beef broth or stock
    3 tsp oregano
    3 tsp pepper
    5 tsp parsley
    1 jar of spaghetti sauce
  • I box of pasta. (We used penne.)

Place all ingredients except pasta into the crockpot and mix well. Cook on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 7-8 hours. Add the UNCOOKED past the last 45 minutes. (That’s my favorite step… Don’t even need to boil the pasta & dirty up another pan!) I used a whole box this last time & it was on the verge of being too much. But since we like pasta, it was fine. Next time, I plan to cut back a bit.

That’s it! How easy! And even easier if you keep 1lb packages of cooked ground beef in your freezer. I always try to cook up a few extra pounds to freeze. If you don’t have the onions cooked with the meat, they will be just fine added straight into the crockpot. Y.U.M!

Serve with a salad & garlic bread & you’ll have a new family hit. 🙂

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  1. Looks like something my family would love, thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks! We’re expecting company in two weeks – she loves Olive Garden’s Pasta Fagoli, we’re going to be out all that Friday, it’s supposed to be much cooler so all that means this recipe will be absolutely perfect for our evening. Now, to go find the Olive Garden salad dressing to go with this and bread sticks ….

  3. I love it when you share recipes you’ve tried. I have compiled so many on my Pinterest boards too. I’ve made a few and even yesterday used a salad recipe from Pinterest when I had a group of ladies to my home for lunch.

    I will be trying this one Jennifer. I love using the crock pot as the smells of yummy food fill our home.

    Blessings and love,


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