Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli soup is a healthy lightened up and hearty stick-to-your-ribs dish perfect for a chilly day. Best of all, this copycat recipe Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli soup is healthier with gluten free options.
Make Ahead Tips for this Pasta e Fagioli Soup:
- Cut the carrots, celery and zucchini the night before and store into zip-top bags in the fridge
- Brown the meat the night before and store in an air-tight container in the fridge
- If using dried beans instead of canned, cook and drain ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the fridge
- Leave out the pasta if freezing this and only add the pasta if you plan on enjoying this on the same day
This recipe is one of those dishes that tastes even better the next day once the flavors have had a chance to meld together. It’s healthy comfort food at it’s best.
The leftovers make a perfectly filling lunch for the week and always hits the spot on a chilly winter day.
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