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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Olive Garden Pasta Roma Soup

2 can garbanzo beans, drain, 16 ounce each
6 slices bacon, cook, drain, chop
1/3 cup olive oil
3/4 cup onions, dice
1 cup celery, dice
1/4 tablespoon garlic, mince
1 cup carrots, julienne
1 1/2 cup canned tomatoes, drain, dice
1 qt chicken broth
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
1/8 tablespoon ground rosemary
2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chop
1/2 cup miniature pasta, dry bowties, cooked

Add bean to food processor and process using on/off pulse until beans are well mashed. Scrape down sides as necessary. Reserve. Heat oil in a dutch oven. Add carrots, onions, celery and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add remaining ingredients except pasta and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook stirring occasionally for 20 minutes. Keep warm. Add pasta to finished soup and serve immediately.

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