Making parmesan soup & want to jazz it up some. Any suggestions?

Here is the recipe:

4 Tbsp butter

4-6 tsp minced garlic

1 (32 oz) container of Chicken Broth

1 1/2 cups ditalini pasta

1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Parsley for garnish, optional

Salt and pepper, to taste


In a medium pot or deep skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
Add chicken and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Add pasta. Cook, stirring every few minutes, until pasta is al dente according to your package directions, which will be about 10 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in half the parmesan. Garnish with parsley and parmesan.

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I’m thinking about sauteeing shallots with the garlic and adding celery and carrots into the mix. Any other additions? Might use beef stock instead of chicken as well.



PHIL January 14, 2023
I like to add some spinach or kale . also, its nice to add an egg drizzled in so you get nice pieces of scrambled eggs. Add a parmesan rind to the soup if you have for more depth of flavor.
Nancy January 14, 2023
Yes to these suggestions.
Also, nutmeg goes well with most cheeses & very well with Parmesan.
Freshly grate onto the soup just before you serve - microplane works very well.
Also, start saving your parmesan rinds in the freezer for when you make this or other soups (minestrone and the like).
FoodHed552 January 13, 2023
Maybe I could add leeks?
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