"A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside; "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills."--Jean Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste

Pasta E CE Soup Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Pasta E CE Soup, by , is from Family Favorites 2011, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.



3 T. plus 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 carrots, finely diced
1 large yellow onion, finely diced
1 1/2 t. minced garlic
1/3 cup diced tomato
1 1/2 cups dried chickpeas, soaked in water overnight, drained and rinsed
6 cups water
2 thyme springs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 fresh rosemary springs, cut into 1/1/2" lengths
Kosher salt, to taste
1/2 lb. tubetti pasta, cooked al dente and drained
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
Shaved parigiano cheese for serving

1. In 3 1/2 qt. Dutch oven over medium heat, warm 3 T. olive oil. Add carrots and onions; cook, stirring occasionally until soft, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and tomato; cook, stirring frequently, 1 minute. Add chickpeas, water and thyme sprigs. Increase to medium-high heat, bring to boil. Reduce to medium-low heat; simmer uncovered about 1 hour. Discard thyme springs.
2. In small saute pan over medium-high heat, warm vegetable oil. Add rosemary; fry, stirring occasionally until crisp 1 - 1 1/2 minutes. Transfer to paper town lined plate. Season lightly with salt.
3. Strain chickpea mixture through colander. Reserve cooking liquid. Place 2 cups chickpea mixture in wide, shallow bowl; mash until almost smooth. Transfer to large fry pan. Add remaining chickpea mixture and 1 cup cooking liquid; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Add pasta and 1/2 cup olive oil; stir until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into warmed bowls and garnish with fried rosemary and cheese shavings.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!