Ok, I made this for my daughter. She loves Pasta Fagioli at Olive Garden. Actually, I think she wants the bread sticks. I personally can’t stand the place. Now I just make the soup at home. The trick with this soup or any soup like this is NEVER add the noodles to the soup stock. The noodles with swell and become soggy and all your stock with be gone. I make the noodles and keep the in the colander. You can even store them in the fridge just don’t add them as needed. I added Kale to this recipe but you could substitute spinach. My daughter thinks they are the fresh spices!