A quick and easy soup, made with canned peas and ditalini macaroni, with chicken broth, fresh garlic and onion. Tastes even better the next day! Got this recipe from my Italian grandmother.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a soup pot over medium-low heat. Stir in the minced garlic and onion; cook and stir until soft, about 5 minutes. Turn heat to medium; stir in canned peas, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Cook for 40 minutes with the lid slightly ajar.

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  • Stir pasta into soup; cook at a strong simmer until pasta is tender, about 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

428 calories; protein 15.6g 31% DV; carbohydrates 77.2g 25% DV; fat 6.2g 10% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 505.9mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2010
SUBMITER's COOKS NOTE: They did NOT copy my directions properly. Should read: Heat olive oil medium-LOW heat. Stir in DOUBLE THE garlic and onion; cook and stir until soft about 5 minutes. DO NOT BROWN just soften. Turn heat to medium; stir in SWEET peas 4 CANS broth Italian seasoning parsley garlic powder salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Cook for 40 minutes with the lid slightly ajar STIRRING FREQUENTLY. Stir pasta into soup; cook at a strong simmer until pasta is tender about 9-10 minutes (OR ACCORDING TO MACARONI PKG. DIRECTIONS - DO NOT overcook. AND USE canned SWEET peas! ENJOY! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/20/2010
I thought this was only so-so. Simple to make and comforting but I didn't think it had a lot of flavor. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2010
SUBMITER's COOKS NOTE: They did NOT copy my directions properly. Should read: Heat olive oil medium-LOW heat. Stir in DOUBLE THE garlic and onion; cook and stir until soft about 5 minutes. DO NOT BROWN just soften. Turn heat to medium; stir in SWEET peas 4 CANS broth Italian seasoning parsley garlic powder salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Cook for 40 minutes with the lid slightly ajar STIRRING FREQUENTLY. Stir pasta into soup; cook at a strong simmer until pasta is tender about 9-10 minutes (OR ACCORDING TO MACARONI PKG. DIRECTIONS - DO NOT overcook. AND USE canned SWEET peas! ENJOY! Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2009
this soup is delicious has the consistency of goulash was getting bare in the cupboards and thought i'd do something with endless cans of peas what a great choice! i did not have the noodles so i just used the noodles out of a velveeta cheese box lol and sprinkled with some parm cheese and served with garlic bread yummy!!!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2009
Great one! my mom used to make this soup when i was alittle girl. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2010
Have made this multiple times and it is so good! Make sure to top with parmesan cheese. I used double the amount of chicken broth which still gives you a thick soup but keeps it from drying out especially when eating leftovers. Also I doubled the amount of garlic italian seasoning garlic powder and salt for a little more flavor and used dry parsley instead of fresh. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2010
Let me start by saying that this "dish" has great flavor. I don't think that I would call it a "soup". The pasta absorbed the broth. I will make this again and will try using 3 cans of chicken broth and fresh peas instead of canned. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2009
Ohhh this is comfort food for me. My Mother's version is similar to this one. I top it with a nice helping of pecorino romano and sometimes make a little garlic toast with it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/20/2010
I thought this was only so-so. Simple to make and comforting but I didn't think it had a lot of flavor. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2010
I really enjoyed this one. All of the broth cooked out before the pasta was done and I had to add extra liquid just to keep it from burning. After reading the reviews I guess it's supposed to be kinda like that but I'd still add more liquid. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2010
This is the first recipe I have made from this website. I'm so glad I picked this one to try. I followed the directions exactly. My daughter and I loved it. Great flavor and simple instructions. Read More
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