Minestrone Soup with Chickpea Pasta
This thick healthy and delicious Minestrone Soup is packed with zucchini, green beans, tomatoes, carrots and beans, plus a unique pasta made from chickpeas!
It’s back to school time! Are you ready to get back in the swing of a new schedule?
I know a lot of you have been out shopping for school supplies because I’ve seen you with a check list of what your children will need for this upcoming year.
I’m happy to get out of your way as you go up and down the isle sometimes two and three times looking for each item!
Been there guys and the only thing I kind of miss is the anticipation of the class schedule, and learning which teachers Ashley and Sam would be assigned to!
Now Ashley is that teacher I hoped my kids would get.
Sam’s concern as a college student relates to how he can work his schedule so he doesn’t have any classes on Friday!
30 Minute Minestrone Soup Recipe
I remember a crazy schedule the first week or two going back to school.
Coordinating where everyone needed to be was hard enough, and sometimes cooking a good hearty meal would be last on the list of tasks to accomplish.
If you can spare 30 minutes, this recipe just might save you from a resorting to a drive-through fast food stop!
I’m sharing a quick and easy soup that will warm your bellies, and will have you going back for seconds!
Plus, there is a surprise ingredient in this soup that I think you’ll like!
Have you heard of pasta made with chickpeas?
This is completely new to me and when Banza asked if I would be interested in trying their product I was anxious to see what chickpea pasta would taste like.
Minestrone Soup With Chickpea Pasta
Guys, I made this dish for my family.
The whole gang was over and with six boxes of Banza pasta sitting on my kitchen counter everyone still asked if I used it in the soup because they couldn’t taste that it was different than traditional pasta!
That’s kind of cool, especially since everyone went back for seconds!
I think Sam had a third serving!
Check out the Banza brand if you are looking for grain-free pasta to try! You can purchase the pasta online as well as at certain retailers.
You can also make this minestrone soup with traditional pasta, but you will want to simmer it for a little longer to ensure that the pasta is throughly cooked.
Banza provided me product, but I was under no obligation to share my experience.
I will always be honest with my opinion on anything that I post on The Foodie Affair.
Minestrone Soup with Chickpea Pasta
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 large onion diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 stalks celery diced
- 2 medium carrots diced
- 1 1/2 cups fresh green beans cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 medium zucchini diced
- 1 teaspoon oregano dried
- 1 teaspoon basil dried
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 14 ounce cans diced tomatoes
- 1 14 ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- 1 15 ounce can kidney beans drained
- 1 1/2 cups elbow pasta I used Banza Chickpea pasta
- Parmesan cheese optional for topping
- Fresh Basil chopped (optional) for topping
- In a large soup pot heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until fragrant. Stir in the garlic, and add the carrots, celery cooking for 4-5 minutes. Add the oregano, basil and green beans cooking for an additional 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, vegetable broth and bring all the ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the beans, chickpea pasta and zucchini. Simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with cheese and fresh basil.
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I love minestrone soup, your version sounds wonderful! And I will have to try chickpea pasta, sounds great!
Wow, I haven’t heard of this pasta. Is it fully gluten free?
Hi Sandi! I’m not a pro in determining hidden gluten, but the ingredients listed on the package are chickpeas, tapioca, pea protein, xantham gum and spices. There is also a note that they use all natural non-GMO ingredients made in a dedicated GF facility on the package! Sounds pretty amazing for those that need to avoid wheat products!
First of all, I just LOVE a good homemade minestrone soup! 🙂 And pasta made from chickpeas?? I LOVE chickpeas! How awesome!
I’m pretty excited about the chickpea pasta! 🙂
I love chickpeas. Does the pasta taste like chickpeas? I cannot wait to try it. Soup looks incredible. I love all the veggies.
The Chickpea pasta is a little different, Christie! Mainly because you aren’t biting into a meaty pea like you are used to. Still yummy though 🙂
This soup looks so good Sandra. I must find this pasta, I love that it makes this soup even healthier. Thanks for the recipe.
Minestrone is one of the healthiest soups there is and to bump it up a notch is pretty awesome!
I loveeeee minestrone soup, and all the veggies you added in this! This really is a great recipe for weeknights, I love stuff like this.
I brought this to work for my lunch! Even better the next day!
Wonderful recipe! Minestrone is a classic. I am excited about these noodles. I should not eat pasta but a noodle made from a legume? Well that would not be breaking any of my dietary rules.
Thank you, Michelle! I don’t eat a lot of pasta, so I’m thrilled with this chickpea option!
I have never heard of chickpea pasta! Will have to look for it!
You can buy it online if it’s not available near you, Renee. Use the discount code if you decide to give it a try!
I’m in the same boat as you! My youngest is in his 3rd year in college but boy do I remember the mad rush at this time of year! Minestrone is the perfect cure for all that ails you. Pure comfort food and so healthy!
When schedules are so busy I love having a pot of soup available so everyone can eat when time permits!
Never heard of Chickpeas pasta must look for it in the store. Your soup looks delicious and healthy too.
Thanks, Norma! Your garden has lots of veggies to include in this minestrone soup!
Minestroni Soup is a staple in home. Yours looks rich, satisfying and soooo delicious! Not even hungry and I want a big bowl right now!
🙂 Thanks, Debra!