This recipe will freeze if you follow the directions below. That makes it a super easy meal!
Menu:Pasta E Fagioli Soup (copycat recipe from Olive Garden) Italian Bread
Pasta E Fagioli Soup
(bag or container for Crock Pot)1 lb ground meat or Italian Sausage, cooked and drained 1 C diced onion 1 C diced or sliced carrot 1 C celery, chopped 2 C diced tomatoes, undrained 1 C kidney beans, drained 1 C garbanzo beans, drained 2 t Italian seasoning 3 cloves garlic minced ¼ C chopped parsley 3 drops Tabasco sauce 1 C marinara sauce 8 oz pasta 1 49.5 oz can of beef broth (Take Home) Place pasta in small bags. Place all ingredients in individual’s bag or container except beef broth. Freeze
AT HOME:Thaw and place into crock pot with can of broth. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Place pasta in crock pot the last 30 minutes, or cook separately and add when ready to serve. Top with Parmesan Cheese if desired.