Garbanzo Tomato Pasta Soup
A VERY easy vegetarian meal in a bowl. The combination of garbanzo beans (chick peas) with pasta creates the complex proteins a vegetarian needs. Very palatable for the garlic and tomato lover.
A VERY easy vegetarian meal in a bowl. The combination of garbanzo beans (chick peas) with pasta creates the complex proteins a vegetarian needs. Very palatable for the garlic and tomato lover.
How can a recipe be sooooo easy yet sooooo yummy!!! This is a KEEPER! This is the first recipe that got me to me a regular on this site. I have served it to several people and each time someone always asks for the recipe. Thanks Joy!Read More
I knew this soup would need to cook longer to bring out the flavors. I didn't bother to saute` the onion and garlic, I just put all except the beans and pasta into my slow cooker. I used 1 teaspoon of basil and added 1 teaspoon of oregano and just let it cook on low for most of the day. An hour before serving I added the beans, let the cooker heat back to simmer then the last 30 minutes I added the pasta. Much more flavorful.Read More
I knew this soup would need to cook longer to bring out the flavors. I didn't bother to saute` the onion and garlic, I just put all except the beans and pasta into my slow cooker. I used 1 teaspoon of basil and added 1 teaspoon of oregano and just let it cook on low for most of the day. An hour before serving I added the beans, let the cooker heat back to simmer then the last 30 minutes I added the pasta. Much more flavorful.
How can a recipe be sooooo easy yet sooooo yummy!!! This is a KEEPER! This is the first recipe that got me to me a regular on this site. I have served it to several people and each time someone always asks for the recipe. Thanks Joy!
This was very tasty. Since we aren't strict vegetarians, I used Knorr caldo de pollo instead of the vegetable stock and threw in a little more pasta and used Italian spices because that is what I had. It was fun for my stepdaughter because some of the garbanzos get stuck in the shells and she made sure that all the shells had a bean in them.
I used dried chickpeas which I soaked and cooked - I really dislike the texture of tinned beans and such - and I used water plus ca. 2 teaspoons of Vegeta seasoning mix rather than canned broth. I also about tripled the basil - next time I'll maybe add some oregano and paprika powder, possibly some chili as well. Unfortunately, our spice shelf is rather empty at the moment... Changed the method a little, too: Cooked the chickpeas, sautéed oinion and garlic in another saucepan, added tomatoes to the onion, added water, spices and cooked chickpeas, cooked the pasta and added that. This is a really yummy recipe!
Even using chicken broth instead of water the resulting soup seemed somewhat weak. I doubled the amount of garbanzos, added a little more pasta (which I had ready because of other reviews), added 3 tablespoons of tomato paste and at the last minute added a can of Italian Green Beans. This brought the flavor of this soup up quite nicely and was a hearty and satisfying meal. With these additions, my yield was 8 servings. Very good basic recipe.
Great soup recipe. I did add 1 tsp. of oregano and I added squash and zucchini to the sauteing onion and garlic. My husband finished off the leftovers all by himself.
I added to the four severing recipe: 1/2 Portabella Mushroom 1 Cup Bean Sprouts 3oz Firm Tofu It was delicious, everyone who has tried it loves it. Wonderful favor and a filling soup as well.
Five stars for this healthy recipe. I added another can of chickpeas as well as rosemary. I used two cups of water instead of vegetable broth.
Very good and easy recipe. Used vegetable boullion cubes instead of vegetable broth. I didn't follow the proportions all that closely, but still ended up with a great-tasting meal.
I did not find this had much flavour. My friend is a vegetarian and she didn't find it flavourful either. We tried adding more herbs and seasoning but there was still something missing from this recipe. Would not make it again...
YUM. Next time I think I'll saute the onions in my sop pot, then add the broth and pasta - Its my fault, I should've cooked my onion a bit longer...I added extra garlic and only sauteed for the last min or so as I like the stronger garlic taste. I also add a bunch of fresh basil at the end and didnt have the whole tomatoes, so used a can of petite diced (threw it in with the liquid) and I used veggie boullion (it is all I had) and ended up using 6 cups to get the consistency I liked. So - yes...I altered a bit, but the base is good and I kept to the ingredients :-) If I had had some spinach, I would've threw some in with the fresh basil. OK - as I'm eating and reading, I see it calls for 3 cans of broth - I thought it was just two, LOL, pays to read the recipe...I was hungry and made it fast! Which is nice, this soup can be made up quickly!
I followed Wilemon's advice exactly, and the resulting soup was fresh and tasty--but not nearly as flavorful as I would like. I added a few drops of Sriracha sauce to the bowl, and my bland soup became one of the best soups that I have ever had!
This was good and a very healthy meal! I didn't exactly follow the recipe though but the recipe was a great base to add on to. Instead of the pasta I added brown rice and I also added potatoes. I added a little more than half a can of tomato paste and I was generous with the spices and added 1 tsp. oregano. In addition to what the recipe called for, I added about 1 cup of celery, a can of corn, and about 5 carrots. It was yummy! I will definitely make this again! Next time I will add green beans and maybe throw in cabbage. This soup is wonderful because you really can add whatever you have in your fridge that you want to use up!
It was a very good and simple soup. I added rosemary and oregano to give it a bit more flavor.
11/13/11: yummy! i sauteed onion and garlic in red pot. added large can crushed tomatoes, chickpeas, cut up carrots,4 cups ckn. bouillion and spices. then after it boiled i added already cooked tortellini. very good! next time i am thinking zuccini might be good
This is a very easy soup to make, but the recipe as written doesn't have much flavor to it so I'd recommend doubling the spices and then let it simmer for a while to let the flavors develop properly. Once you do that the soup is very tasty and good for you. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Joy :)
Very good! I used tomato paste instead of who tomatoes (all I had at the time and everything is closed past 7:00 here) and it was still awesome! I little garlicky for my taste, but I balanced it out by adding some potatoes. First recipe I've used from here that I've bothered to review. Highly recommend!
This was exactly what I was hoping it would be! It was easy to whip together and absolutely delicious. The recipe calls for 3 cans of broth, but I used a single 32-oz carton that I found at the store, and only used half of the onion and reserved tomato juices. And for the sake of being lazy, I opted for a 28 oz can of diced tomatoes as opposed to the whole peeled. At the end, it was the perfect consistency and very filling. I easily got six servings out of it. Easy, affordable, low cal, filling and delicious! Thanks for sharing! :)
This recipe I acually followed the directions without modifing and it was out of this world. A very easy soup sure to warm the heart on a winter day.My family loved it.
Quick and easy and tasty. This one is going to be a regular in my recipe rotation. The flavors are even better the next day.
Added some rosemary, Italian squash and chicken sausage. I also followed someone else's suggestion and added about half a can of tomato paste. Very tasty and filling.
I really enjoyed this recipe better the next day than the first. I think once it sat for 24 hours and the flavors melded together, it brought this soup from just okay to really delicious. More spices are needed - added lots of garlic and italian seasoning. Also, per another reviewer - added a few tablespoons tomato paste to thicken it up and topped with shredded cheese.
One of the best soups I have tasted! Healthy, easy and yummy!
Delicious and very easy! I tripled this recipe, added 4 tablespoons of tomato paste and simmered for at least a 1/2 hour. Adding the tomato paste added a little more flavor and color and simmering brought out the flavors. Just a little bland without doing this. Will make this again!
Very easy to make with very few ingredients. Suprisingly big flavor for what little herbs go into it, will definatly make again!
This was great and easy and easily adaptable. I did not follow the recipe to a T, but I used bullion instead, added tomato paste like one of the reviews, as well as dried basil, enoki mushrooms. It was great! I will make it again and add different veggies, broccoli or carrots would go well!
I thought considering the time, the ingredients, and the flavor I couldn't resist but to give this 5 starts!
We loved this soup! I don't really to take a long time to cook, or recipes with a trillion ingredients. My partner is a doctor, and I'm a student, so we're both busy. This recipe is perfect, we substituted shell pasta with ditalini pasta and added fresh chopped kale. Very quick and delicious.
I substuted some ingredients that I had on hand: whole tomatoes w/crushed, seashell pasta w/orzo and garbanzos w/a box of frozen lima beans. I also threw a bay leaf in. Very easy and tasty!
Loved this! I used my immersion blender to puree the tomatoes with onion and garlic and subbed a can of white beans for the pasta. I also used a whole bag of fresh spinach, chopped. Thanks for a great soup!
Incredibly easy, especially if you make it in the slow cooker like I did. I upped the spices and added oregano, and instead of 3 cans of broth, I used 2 cans then did not drain the tomatoes. Made for a tomatoey, richer base. I added the chickpeas about an hour prior to serving, and the pasta about 20 minutes before. I didn't bother cooking the pasta prior to putting it in; it cooks up in 15-20 mins from the heat of the soup. As another reviewer commented, cooking all day in the slow cooker increased the flavor in this soup. Thanks for the recipe!
Very good soup. Excellent meal when served with a salad and biscuits or rolls. (I made Cheddar Bay Biscuits). I didn't understand using whole tomatoes just to chop them up, I'm thinking you could probably use a can of diced tomatoes in its place so I might try that next time because chopping up whole canned tomatoes is quite messy.
To those who say the recipe lacks flavor. I suggest the addition of grated parmesan or romano cheese. My family has made this type of macaroni and bean soup (Pasta Faggioli) for years and I can't imagine eating it without the cheese.
This was excellent! Very easy, tasty and healthy. Even better the next day as leftovers at work! I will be making this again.
I made this the first time with store-bought, "Kitchen Basics" brand vegetable broth---a very salty, full-flavored broth----and it was scrumptious, delectable. I made it again with a weaker, home-made broth and it was just okay. If you want to make this yummy, use a full-flavored veggie broth!
I added some sauted mushrooms and rosemary and increased some of the other herbs and spices. Overall, it was okay. I'm still looking for a better minestroni like soup.
I didn't change a thing and this soup was fantastic. We loved the flavor and for a meatless dish it's very filling.
I added oregano, rosemary, parsley, and a bay leaf. I also added some sliced carrots that I wanted to use up, and increased the pasta by about 50%. I threw in a pinch of sugar just because it seemed "right." The soup turned out delicious, and my kids asked to have it again the next night! We ate the soup with bread for dipping, and shredded cheese sprinkled on top. I'm sure I will make this again, and I will probably make the same adaptations to the recipe.
I added a few things which made it 10x more amazing! I used chicken broth, I added potatoes and celery and used pastina instead of the pasta shells. so delicous!
I pretty much stuck to the recipe, but did make a few changes. I used dried chickpeas that I cooked with garlic & bay leaves and reserved the cooking liquid. Instead of the canned broth, I used half homemade chicken stock & half of the reserved cooking liquid. That alone gave it great flavor. I thought crushed tomatoes sounded better than chunks, so used that instead. At the last minute decided to use a couple of turkey sausages that I had on hand and thought that tasted great. But since we try to eat vegetarian meals often, I will make it without the meat, and I think it will be just as good. Definitely top it with grated parmesan cheese. We all loved this soup, even my little kids!
This soup was soooooo good!! I only changed a few things and the changes made this soo good. First I sauteed onion in olive oil then seasoned them with garlic powder, cumin, red peper flakes, basil and thyme. I added the drained and rinsed garbanzo beans to the onion and sauteed them while the pasta was boiling. I didn't have that much broth so I boiled the pasta in water. I poured the chicken broth (that's all I had and I only had less than half a box of it) and a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles into the bean/onions. I needed a little more liquid so I used a couple ladles of the pasta water when I added the pasta to it. This was pretty cheap to make!! Will make again, thanks for the great soup recipe.
As any Italian household (and those who are friends of Italians) will tell you, this is a popular meatless meal called pasta fagioli -- aka pasta fazool. Easy to make, very tasty!
This is a good soup. I give it 3 stars because the flvours are good, but very simple and basic. This is a satisfying soup, but nothing fancy. It is a very quick and cheap way to make soup, especially for a last minute meal. I used only a 15 ounce can of tomatoes, and added a bit of soy sauce to enrichen the flavour.
I thought this soup had excellent flavor! I followed the heed of other ratings and added oregano and simmered longer than an hour. It is light but the garbanzo beans pack in the protein. It reheats really well too.
This was awesome. I hope I can replicate this. I had leftover chicken, beef, and lobster broth. (Majority Beef broth) I added more noodles (macaroni) and when done, I sprinkled some shredded colby cheese on top. For leftovers, I layered the containers with soup then cheese, soup and topped with cheese. Great and reminds me of minestrone.
Eh. This soup lacked some flavor, but it is easy. I highly recommend slicing the diced tomatoes into smaller pieces--otherwise, you have large tomatoes in your bowl that are hard to cut with a spoon. I'm not sure if I would make this again--maybe if I had the ingredients on hand, but I wouldn't go out of my way to make it.
I thought this soup was okay, it was missing something. I dont think I would make it again.
I made this soup as is (minus the thyme because I was out) and it was FANTASTIC! Will definitely make it again. I may add some carrots and celery next time, but it is awesome the way the recipe is written, too.
I rate this 5 stars because my kids actually ATE it! I did change a lot, though, and I doubled the recipe as well. Here's what I did: 44 oz. vegetable broth, 1.5 cup whole wheat rotini pasta, 1 can (14.5) garbanzo beans, 1 (14.5 oz.) can dark red kidney beans, 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, 2 whole tomatoes diced, 1/2 t. black pepper, 1 t. salt, 1 t. Italian Seasoning, 1 zucchini, 1 onion, 1 t. minced garlic, 1 t. dried basil leaves, 1 t. oregano, and shredded colby jack cheese on top. YUM!
very good! can't wait to make again!
Delicious! I used a vegetarian chicken-style stock instead of vegetable but am delighted with how this came up. I will be making this again. Thanks!
this is basically a modification of pasta fazool, made famous by dean martin in the song "that's amore." the line in the song is "when the stars make you drool like a pasta fazool, that's amore." the original has cannellini beans instead of garbanzo's. buon appettito!
I LOVED this soup recipe. It's so simple to make and yet so satisfying. I made no modifications to the original recipe and will definitely make this again since it's a fast one. THANK YOU, JOY!
I make this all the time, we love it! I like to brown up some hot italian sausage to add to it just to give it some kick, but it's tasty without it too!
I'm at home sick and needed some hot soup for my throat but didn't want to spend all day cooking and simmering so I found this recipe and was thrilled! 5 stars for ease, taste and quick preparation! Thank you for a great recipe and after eating some soup ... starting to feel better! :D
I made this recently and had high hopes for it. I followed the directions except adding a few extra veggies like spinach to it. However, it just did not have enough flavor for me in the end. It really needs some extra seasonings or ingredients to give it a flavorful taste. I will not make this again.
Added more garlic, just because I double the garlic in almost every recipe I make and used crushed tomatoes out of personal preference. We didn't find it flavorless as some reviewers did. I gave it 5-stars for the comfort food factor and ease of preparation.
Pretty good! I added carrots, mushrooms and squash and it turned out great! Very easy and packages well to bring to work for lunch.
This was very good and the kids even ate it. I did change the recipe slightly b/c I didn't have all ingredients on hand. I substituted crushed tomatoes for diced tomatoes and I used brown rice shells. Because I used rice pasta I cooked it according to package directions, rinsing in cold water when cooked THEN I heated the stock and added everything. I also added extra garlic and I must say this soup is better the next day! REally nice for cold days!
Although this is not a very well written recipe...it is EXCELLENT, VERY tasty! If you like pasta, I would recommend doubling the amount of shells. Also, add some Italian Seasoning.
My husband LOVED this soup! Not sure what I did but it ended up more pasta dish, less pasta soup. I used concentrated veggie soup base, but more than was called for to add more flavor. Besides that it turned out great!
Loved this soup!
Pretty good, a little bland, I'm not quite sure what is missing.
My husband loved this recipe. I used diced tomatoes with basil, oregano, and garlic in them. I also used an extra cup of chicken stock, not vegetable. This smells and tastes delicious, and it freezes well too.
This was a comforting, simple recipe. To make clean up even easier I only used 1 pot - first I sauteed the onions and garlic, then added the broth, tomatoes, beans, etc, brought it to a boil and then dumped in the pasta and cooked for 8 additional minutes. I think this would be amazing with fresh herbs instead of dried.
YUMMY! I added more cheese :)
The broth was bland (I used chicken broth) so I spiced it up with red pepper flakes and fresh rosemary, thyme, oregano and parsley. Also used whole wheat penne. I should have used more garlic. Still, considering its simplicity, pantry ingredients and short prep time, it's a good soup. It'll be good for lunches this week.
Pretty bland. Could be punched up with more veggies.
very very tasty & pretty easy, too! Quick for home made soup. Do you know the trick of inserting your kitchen shears right into the can of whole tomatoes to chop them up? Makes it easy.
This soup is just ok in my book. I fixed it because I am on Weight Watchers and it came in at 5 points per serving. I found the recipe to be confusing (I ended up using all the reserved tomato juice and all the broth I cooked the noodles in). I also subbed cannellini beans for the garbanzos and chicken broth for the vegetable broth. I omitted the olive oil. It seemed to need more seasoning, so I added Italian seasoning per others' reviews. The WW point value decreased to 4. This is such a huge pot of soup that I think I will get more than 4 servings out of it. Also, I'm hoping it is more flavorful tomorrow.
Pretty good basic recipe. I used garden rotini pasta instead of seashell pasta and more onions than called for. I always cook with more spice than called for. This soup was a great hit with my mom. She almost finished it off the next day.
Best soup ever!!!!!!Thanks
I make this recipe about every 2 weeks - it's perfect for spring. I do use black beans instead of chick peas, since the chick peas take a lot longer to soften, but both ways it tastes great.
This was some good eatin! I used little star pasta and it went down well with the kiddos.
It was a little bland, even after a night in the fridge.
This is a pretty tasty recipe! I added an extra can of garbanzo beans, doubled the pasta, thyme and basil, added a cup of water and added oregano. I will definitely make this yummy soup again!
This was very good. I used very little onion as a personal preference and added more pasta. I also used Italian seasoning and basil as my spices. Finally, I let it simmer for a few minutes to infuse the flavors, and it was very flavorful. Very easy!
Followed recipe other than I used pasta I had at the time. As well, did not use liquid from Tomato tin. Doubled amount of herbs. Think that left-over will have more flavour...
Really good, healthy soup. I used light red kidney beans (just what I was in the mood for), and tossed in some squash and zucchini I had on hand. Also, because I love soup but hate the 1000mg sodium per serving, I used a sodium free boullion and added extra spice. Very good.
Great! This is a vegetarian soup that will please non-vegetarians. Mild but satisfying flavor. We used a can of "Italian style" diced tomatoes with basil and oregano. This worked well. I'd like to try it with diced celery for a little crunch.
EXCELLENT flavor! Very rich flavor and most of all.....very fast and easy!
This was extremely easy and very quick to make. I was even able to throw it together being low on groceries in the house. I added a little bit of spinach as well. I didn't follow the amounts exactly, but it turned out to have a light tomato/garlic flavor and I also added a bit of parmesean as garnish. Delicious!
Tripled recipe to fill crock pot. Canned garbanzo beans I got were a little hard, but soup still came out yummy. Will definitely try again with beans. May also sub mushrooms for variety.
i used this as a base but changed added many more things. It actually kind of turned into a minestrone. i added zucchini, portabello mushrooms,and a few shakes of paprika, rosemary, cumin, and oregano. I used fresh basil and cooked the macaroni with the garbanzo beans with all the spices and vegetables. it was really good after i made some adjustments. I also topped it off with some colby jack shredded cheese.
Sauteed my onions and garlic in vegeta bouillon instead of using oil. My teenagers said it was the best soup ever anywhere. Will make this again...soon!
This was really missing something - it just didn't have much flavor. I really had to add alot to the recipe to make it tasty. I won't make this again.
Easy to make, and delicious! I added some chili powder to it for a little extra kick.
I'm not vegetarian, so I used beef broth in place of vegetable broth. I also added some ground turkey and fresh basil, instead of the dried. Very tasty!
Very good. Does have a more mild flavor, but I let mine simmer for about half and hour to let the flavor come out. I also made mine with a full cup of pasta b/c I like a chunkier soup, and used Italian seasonings. Will definitely make again.
My entire family loved this. I had to add a few other seasonings but we all gobbled it up and I will definitely make this again.
Really liked this soup. I used multigrain noodles to make it even more healthy. It was easy to make and smelled delicious.
This was so, so, so, so good! I did add a handful of mushrooms, zucchini and yellow squash. Whatever left overs there were... got eaten. I also used chicken stock for more flavor.
This was really good! I added 1 6oz can of tomato paste for extra thickness. Also reheated leftovers of this on the stove were every bit as good.
I liked that it was so excited and used pantry items I already had on hand. I did sub navy beans for the chickpeas, because I didn't have those and it was still good. However, the flavor is pretty one dimensional, probably because the flavors didn't have time to get develop. I would saute the herbs with the onions & garlic next time and make my own broth. Otherwise, yum!
made it in my slow cooker with everything except noodles and beans and let it cook all day. An hour before eating I added the noodles and beans and noodles ended up being way over cooked. Next time I'll add them in closer to serving time. Flavor was great!
I love this recipe! It overall has a great hearty flavor, perfect for tomato lovers! I used a ready-to-serve vegetable soup instead of a veggie broth. This packaged vegetable pasta with different shapes caught my eye at the grocery and I just thought the mix of colors would look great for this soup. I also missed to saute the garlic and onions, I threw them directly on the boiling pot and left it for 10 minutes and it still had great flavor.
This is just a really bland soup that has almost no flavor. I had to jazz it up with some fresh bay leaves to make it edible.
I used Italian seasoning in place of thyme and it was delicious.