Meatless Tuscan Pasta Soup

 Meatless 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. - Kudos Kitchen by Renee
I came up with my version of Meatless 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 stovetop all day.

Meatless Tuscan Pasta Soup a wonderful dish 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. | Kudos Kitchen by Renee
Serves:  8-10          Prep Time:   10 minutes         Cook Time: 20 minutes1 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 pepper
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 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 Kitchen by Renee
Meatless Tuscan Pasta Soup is a rich and hearty meatless soup. It's the perfect soup for the cold winter months. | Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Soup lovers far and wide will love this rich and hearty meatless Tuscan pasta 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 🙂

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  1. That bowl of soup looks so warm and inviting! Pass me a spoon ; )

  2. Some of our favorite meals come together that way. This looks delicious!

  3. This is *exactly* what I want waiting for me when I come home exhausted on a cold evening. Yum!

  4. I love using chickpeas! This sounds so hearty and perfect for a cold winters day!

  5. Love all the chickpeas in this – they are my favorite! Great soup!

  6. I love the sound of deeply rich and crusty bread. Looks wonderful!

  7. My fingers are chilled to the bone as I type this, I could use a big bowl of your beautiful soup to warm me up. And bread for sopping, please!

  8. I love a good, quick meal that tastes like an all day affair! This soup would be so perfect for today when it is so dreary and yucky outside.

  9. What a delicious looking soup! I cannot wait to get home and make soup. I'm craving cool weather 🙂

  10. Mmmmmm…I'm sitting at my desk shivering right now. This would make the perfect lunch!

  11. What a comforting soup! I love one that comes together quickly for busy weeknights.