Kudos Tuscan Pasta Soup


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 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.

-To finish, add the butter and serve into bowls.