Banza Chickpea Pasta – Five Ingredient Rustic Rainy Day Soup Recipe

Banza Chickpea Pasta – Five Ingredient Rustic Rainy Day Soup Recipe

Written and photos by Jessica Lewandowski

My mom loves the huge farmer’s market in Madison, Wisconsin. Admittedly, I’m a fan too now. After she got me to tag along with herself and her boyfriend (oh, yeah, I was the third wheel with my mom), the three of us came home with boxes full of fresh produce. One of my favorite things to cook is a big pot of some sort of vegetable soup, but I like to add pasta in there every now and then to bulk it up. I chose Banza Ziti Chickpea Pasta, which is entirely gluten-free, for this recipe!

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I’ve tried pasta made from lentils before, but I much prefer this chickpea pasta. It cooks up exactly like a semolina pasta would, but you’re cutting out major net carbs and calories. There’s no better way to enjoy a huge haul from the farmer’s market than to make a pot of soup loaded with veggies. My Rustic Rainy Day Soup Recipe is perfect for our current weather and some rainy days coming up! Even better? You only add 5 ingredients, along with the Banza Ziti Chickpea Pasta and a little salt and pepper.

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(serves approx. 6)

  • 1 c. fingerling potatoes, sliced into rounds
  • 3 TB olive oil
  • 6 c. beef broth
  • 4 oz. white mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 oz. Banza Ziti Chickpea Pasta
  • 1 c. fresh kale, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the sliced potatoes into a large soup pot, and coat them in the olive oil.
  2. Cover the pot, and cook the potatoes down on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until they’ve become soft. Stir occasionally with a spoon to avoid burning.
  3. Pour in the beef broth, cover the pot, and bring to a boil.
  4. Turn the heat down to a simmer, and add the mushrooms and Banza Ziti Pasta. Cook for about 7 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente.
  5. Stir in the kale, salt, and pepper. Cook for just an additional minute to cook down the kale.
  6. Serve on a rainy afternoon!

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About jessica

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Jessica is an aspiring food writer, an aggressive baker, food blogger and cat enthusiast. She loves Hungarian wine, stinky cheese and carbs slathered in butter and garlic. You can follow her food blog at and on Instagram/Twitter/Youtube @chiknwingqueen

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