Kudos Tuscan Pasta Soup

Kudos Tuscan Pasta Soup is quick, rich and hearty. It's a meatless meal but is still loaded with lots of protein from garbanzo beans.
Tuscan Pasta Soup is a meatless meal but full of protein.

I came up with my version of Tuscan pasta soup one night while I was looking through my cabinets and pantry deciding what to make for dinner.

The result was this deeply rich and hearty soup that went together quickly, but tasted like it had simmered on the stove top all day. It's a wonderful soup for a meatless meal, and yet you'll never miss the meat. Serve this along with a nice loaf of crusty bread and maybe a nice leafy salad and you'll have a light yet satisfying dinner that will warm your heart on a cold winter night.

Tuscan Pasta Soup is quick and easy to make yet hearty and delicious..

Serves:  8-10          Prep Time:   10 minutes         Cook Time: 20 minutes

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium red onion, chopped into 1" pieces
3-4 medium carrots, peeled and chopped into 1" pieces
2 stalks celery, chopped into 1" pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
6 cups beef stock
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon peper
1 pound dried ditalini pasta
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained
1 sprig rosemary
2 dried bay leaves
2 tablespoons butter

-In a large stock pot over medium/high heat saute the onion, carrots and celery in the olive oil until slightly tender (approximately 2 minutes).
-Stir in the garlic and tomato paste. Continue to cook over medium/high heat for 2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant and the tomato paste has developed its flavor.
-Stir in the beef stock, salt, pepper, rosemary and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer.
-Add in garbanzo beans and the ditalini pasta.
-Simmer for an additional 10-12 minutes until the pasta is cooked and the soup is heated through.
-Remove the bay leaves and the rosemary sprig.
-To finish, add in the butter and ladle the soup into bowls.
-Serve hot.

Tuscan Pasta Soup is rich and hearty with no meat but plenty of protein.

Kudos Tuscan Pasta Soup is a rich and hearty meatless soup. It's the perfect soup for the cold winter months.

Soup lovers far and wide will love this rich and hearty soup. The pasta...the beans....the base (you know it's all about that base... LOL), that will have your family lining up for seconds, and maybe even third helpings!

Keeping warm this winter never tasted so good :) Thanks for being here...

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