Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr 
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

Chickpea and Sausage Minestrone satifies the body and the soul—plus this comfort soup is ready in just 30 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

Step 2

While pasta cooks, heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add sausage; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring to crumble. Add onion and next 6 ingredients (through garlic); cook 10 minutes. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, and stock; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in pasta, salt, and black pepper; cook 1 minute.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Great soup

May 23, 2016
I really like this soup. Of course I made my own modifications, but it is a good base to start with. I used hot Italian sausage which gave it a nice flavor. Used mini bow tie pasta. Have made it several times and it is very hearty.

An old favorite

January 04, 2016
My Mom used to make this - without the pasta, double the banzos, and using jimmie dean sage pork sausage and it is fantastic. Great winter meal, especially when you feel under the weather.  

ncruz0703's Review

December 28, 2014

daneanp's Review

July 07, 2014
Super yummy. My market only had hot chicken sausage and it is so spicy, I opted to leave out the red pepper flakes. Perfect. Very filling. I bet it will be even better for lunch tomorrow.

beccalynn's Review

July 03, 2014
So good and simple. I added some fresh squash from my garden but otherwise kept the recipe as is. I will definitely make this again.

KDiDo00's Review

April 28, 2014
This soup is extremely fabulous! I will definitely make this again (and again, and again, and...)

Jazzy1's Review

March 13, 2014
What a tasty soup. Makes a great lunch, and is quick and easy to prepare. I did have to make some swaps, because I wanted to use what I had on hand. I used dried thyme and parsley. I used chorizo. It turned out great. This recipe is very adaptable.

kerriasommer's Review

February 10, 2014
What a nice tasty dish! I didn't have fresh thyme or parsley so I used 1Tbs of Italian seasoning and it was perfect. Its a dish you will always keep with you.

Mceveritt77's Review

January 28, 2014
This is a fantastic recipe! I did switch out the spicy turkey link for a turkey kielbasa (my 6-year-old doesn't like spicy stuff), and it was delicious. It's got great flavor, beautiful color and nice texture. I will definitely add this to my fall/winter rotation!

LDombeck's Review

January 28, 2014
I made this with a 3 oz link of trader joes chicken sausage. I did not crumble it, just halved and quartered it. Liked it just fine that way. I would omit the crushed red pepper flakes so that it wouldn't be too spicy for my kids. I guess it just depends on how spicy your sausage is as well. But this was really easy, quick and delicious.