I love this soup! I make it at least once a week. Garlic is a natural adrenal booster, which is probably why I crave it so much. (I have adrenal insufficiency/failure, known as Addison’s disease.)
Sauté 1 grated carrot & 10 cloves of garlic, minced, in a small amount of olive oil for about 2 minutes. Use just enough oil to prevent sticking.
Add 5 cups of chicken or vegetable broth. Salt & pepper to taste, if desired. Bring to a boil. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
Cook 1/2 cup pastini al dente, about 6 minutes. Drain. Stir pasta into broth.
I use pastini by Barilla.