For more than a generation, families and friends have been going to The Old Spaghetti Factory to enjoy its delicious food, charming atmosphere and friendly service. The company invites patrons to dine among old world antiques collected from around the world, while savoring perfectly cooked pasta and spaghetti sauces, freshly made using only the finest ingredients. The company is dedicated to providing a relaxing, enjoyable, memorable and satisfying dining experience in warm surroundings that will not cost a lot of money.




Minestrone Soup

Old Spaghetti Factory Copycat Recipe

Makes about 10 Cups

1/2 lb Italian sausage with casing removed (or substitute ground beef or meatballs, or go meatless!)

1 clove garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
4 cups beef broth
1 (28-oz.) can of diced tomatoes
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 (19-oz.) can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup tiny shell pasta
Parmesan cheese

Fry sausage meat, breaking up, with garlic, onion and celery in large pot or Dutch oven until sausage is no longer pink. Drain. Add next 8 ingredients (everything except the pasta and cheese). Stir to combine.
Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add pasta. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until pasta is tender but firm. Sprinkle individual servings with Parmesan cheese.


  1. Supposed to be Vegan. No sausage is used according To OSF

  2. There's no meat in the restaurant one hence, delicious!!

  3. There's no meat or noodles. This is not a copycat of their recipe.

    1. Correct no meat but there is ditalini noodles. Most of the time those are at the bottom of the soup pan so you won't get many if any till it's almost gone. I work at spaghetti so I'd know lol. This isn't at all a copycat. The recipe is vegan.

    2. How is it vegan if you have to add beef broth.

  4. Nice try, but not even close. There is no meat in theirs and your are missing the garbanzo beans.

  5. My family loved this version, but this not what I just recently had
    at The Old Spaghetti Factory...ummm:)

  6. Made this tonight --- awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing it.