Chickpea Noodle Soup

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Chickpea Noodle Soup brings back memories from my childhood of my grandma making me chicken noodle soup from a can. I loved it.

Chickpea noodle soup Plant-Based Gluten-Free

Now that I’m grown up I want to create the same memories with my kids. Except, now we avoid chicken. What’s a mom to do?

Well replace the chicken with chickpeas of course. Not only are chickpeas a perfect stand in I think you’ll agree that this soup is better than it’s inspiration.

I used gluten-free noodle but you could use any kind of noodle you want. I’ve remade this using a variety of pasta shapes and sizes.

Chickpea noodle soup Plant-Based Gluten-Free

Macaroni is perfect for little 2 year old fingers, while long noodles work for adults.

Chickpea Noodle Soup

Chickpea Noodle Soup
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 2-3 servings
  • ½ diced onion
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 2 celery, chopped
  • 4 cups water OR veggie Broth
  • 2-3 Tbsp Veggie Broth Mix OR you can use bullion
  • 1½ cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 can)
  • 1 c gluten-free noodles
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a medium-sized pot add chopped veggies and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally. I like to let them soften a bit before adding water.
  2. Add 4 cups of water and dry broth mix or veggie broth along with the chickpeas. Allow to simmer until veggie are almost done.
  3. Pour in noodles adding more water if necessary. Cook noodles until done.
  4. Stir in dried parsley along with salt and pepper if needed.

I paired this soup with a big salad but it would be amazing with a loaf of crusty bread or some gluten-free crackers. My husband and I really liked this along with my youngest son. This isn’t the best choice for those who don’t like chickpeas but any white bean could be easily substituted in this recipe.

My dry broth mix uses nutritional yeast; if you use something else you may want to add a little nutritional yeast to your soup.

This is an easy dish for those families that only have one or two plant-based eaters. Meat could be cooked separately then added to appease the meat eaters. If you went that route I would cube cooked chicken to roughly the same size as the chickpeas; over time they may not even miss it.

This recipe can easily be doubled and tastes great the next day.

Chickpea noodle soup Plant-Based Gluten-Free

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  1. YUM! I’ll give this one a go! 🙂

  2. This looks so comforting…perfect for when you are a little under the weather.

  3. This one is a winner – yum!

  4. This sounds great!

  5. Oh wow. This looks delicious. I am on a soup kick right now too.

  6. Simply comforting! And love the Veggie Broth mix too!

  7. I just made this soup today. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for! So warming, comforting, simple, and filling. Thanks so much for another great recipe.

    P.S. I think your Veggie Broth Mix makes the soup! I now make double batches of it, and still go through it quickly. Love, love, love it!!! 🙂

    • Denise that makes me so happy! That Veggie Broth Mix is powerful stuff! I think it makes everything better! I’m so glad you love the Chickpea Noodle Soup, it is so comforting and perfect for this time of year! I think it may go on next weeks meal plan.

  8. Hi Holly! Can I say I just love love love your blog !! I just made the chickpea noodle soup with your homemade veggie broth powder! I am not gonna tell you how many bowls of that soup I just had!!! Lol!!!! Super delicious!!!! I used to always crave chicken noodle soup… This is my new healthy version!! Thank you soo much Holly for sharing your awesome delicious recipes with all of us!!

  9. I’ve made this a couple of times this week. Thank you for the recipe and the veggie broth mix recipe. I used Great Value egg-free pasta ribbons in it. So very good!

  10. This is sooo delicious…
    I double the recipe and freeze it!!!
    Thank you for sharing such fantastic recipes!!!

  11. Any idea how to convert this to cook in an Instant Pot?

    • I don’t cook pasta in the IP because different pastas require a different amount of time. I’ve got a similar recipe on the way though. You are going to love it. I’m testing it a few different ways.

  12. Hi! This soup is amazing, absolutely delicious. I made your veggie broth mix which I think makes the soup. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thanks! If you love this soup you have to try my Chickpea and Rice soup! It’s really good too!
      I agree, the Veggie Broth Mix is a winner, it makes everything better!

  13. Can I just use veggie broth? Or do you recommend veggie broth and veggie broth mix??

  14. The last few days I’ve battled a wicked sinus bug and I have to say this recipe absolutely hit the spot. The only small swap I made was using gnocchi instead of plain pasta. I haven’t eaten much in a few days and needed the extra fuel. Definitely going in my list of go-to recipes!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • I’ve been sick too and this was what I needed! I’m so glad it helped you too! I’ll have to try it with gnocchi, that sounds amazing!

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