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Tuscan Pasta Soup

Tuscan Pasta Soup is a deliciously fast, hearty, and comforting meal loaded with plenty of garbanzo beans, vegetables, and pasta!

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The ingredient list:

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  • olive oil
  • onion
  • carrots
  • celery
  • garlic
  • tomato paste
  • beef, chicken, or vegetable broth (I used beef broth)
  • salt and pepper
  • ditalini pasta (or other small pasta shapes)
  • canned garbanzo beans
  • fresh rosemary
  • bay leaves
  • butter

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How this recipe came to be:

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 rich and hearty soup that went together quickly but tasted like it had simmered on the stovetop all day.

How long does this soup take to make from start to finish?

About 30 minutes.

With ten minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of simmering, this delicious soup will be on the table in no time!

How to serve Italian chickpea and pasta soup.

Serve this fast and easy soup along with a nice loaf of crusty bread, and a green healthy salad (see options below) and you’ll have a light yet satisfying dinner that will warm your heart on a cold winter night.

Can this soup be made vegetarian?

Yes!

By using vegetable broth in place of the beef (or chicken) broth you’ll have a completely vegetarian soup.

Can this soup be frozen?

It sure can!

After cooling it completely, store it in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 3-4 months.

Can meat be added to this soup?

Sure thing!

Make sure it’s fully cooked first (think leftovers or rotisserie chicken), add it into the pot, heat thoroughly, and serve.

The step-by-step photo instructions for making Tuscan Pasta Soup:

  1. In a large stockpot over medium/high heat saute the onion, carrots, and celery in the olive oil until slightly tender (approximately 2 minutes).
  2. 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.
  3. Add in garbanzo beans and the ditalini pasta.
  4. Stir in the beef stock, salt, pepper, rosemary, and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Simmer for an additional 10-12 minutes until the pasta is cooked and the soup is heated through.
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What to serve along side Tuscan Pasta Soup:

*Italian Herb Quick Bread (shown below)

This Italian herb quick bread comes together in a snap with only one bowl, one spoon, and no kneading required. It’s fast, easy, and super delicious!

Slice of Italian Herb Parmesan Quick Bread with butter.

*Rubbed Kale Salad with Fresh Berries (shown below)

This kale salad with berries is a deliciously healthy side dish that takes only minutes to prepare. It’s chock full of Mother Nature’s healthiest ingredients and then topped with a homemade vinaigrette which has just the right amount of tang to complement the hearty kale.

Large bowl with a kale salad with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s fast, easy and delicious Italian Chickpea and Pasta Soup.

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TUSCAN PASTA SOUP

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Tuscan Pasta Soup is a deliciously fast, hearty, and comforting meal loaded with plenty of garbanzo beans, vegetables, and pasta!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course Soup, Soup
Cuisine Italian, Italian Cuisine
Servings 8 servings
Calories 297 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion chopped into 1″ pieces
  • 3-4 medium carrots peeled and chopped into 1″ pieces
  • 2 ribs 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 ditalini pasta or other small pasta shapes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans (chickpeas) drained
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions
 

  • -In a large stockpot 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 the drained garbanzo beans and the ditalini pasta to the pot.
  • -Simmer for an additional 10-12 minutes until the pasta has cooked through.
  • -Remove the bay leaves and the rosemary sprig. Discard.
  • -To finish, add the butter to the pot, stir, and ladle the soup into bowls.
  • -Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 297kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 12gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 732mgPotassium: 628mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 4032IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Italian Chickpea and Pasta Soup, Tuscan Pasta Soup
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Recipe Rating




Jill Baird

Monday 30th of August 2021

Making this with your Italian Herb Bread for dinner tonight! I can't wait!

Renée

Monday 30th of August 2021

Lovely, Jill. Enjoy it all!! -Renee

Brandy

Monday 30th of August 2021

This soup seriously never disappoints! Every times it's made it is always a hit.

Renée

Monday 30th of August 2021

Awesome to hear it, Brandy! Thanks for letting me know. -Renee

Kellie Hemmerly

Thursday 4th of December 2014

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

Lauren

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

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

Nutmeg Nanny

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

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