Minestrone Soup 7 Steps
Place an 8 quart dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Once hot add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and brown sausage meat until lightly caramelized.
Add carrots, onion and celery, season with salt and pepper and turn heat down to medium low. Gently saute until lightly browned.
Add garlic and gently saute until translucent.
Add stock, tomatoes, spices and chickpeas. Turn down to low heat and simmer for 20 minutes, covered.
Add ditali and kale. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for another 15 minutes, covered.
Adjust seasoning and check for doneness of pasta.
Add chopped parsley and serve garnished with a drizzle of good olive oil and a spoonful of parmesan.