A VERY easy vegetarian meal in a bowl. The combination of chickpeas with pasta creates the complex proteins a vegetarian needs. Very palatable for the garlic and tomato lover.
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. - 18 Apr 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
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! - 29 Sep 2001 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
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. - 02 Mar 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)