Gluten Free Pasta e Fagioli with Escarole

Gluten Free Pasta e Fagioli with Escarole Recipe

When it is cold outside, nothing warms you up better than a good, hearty soup. This Gluten Free Pasta e Fagioli with Escarole recipe is my take on a classic Italian bean and pasta soup. It is filling and hearty, yet healthy. It is comfort in a bowl!

When I want to amp up the healthy factor, I use homemade gluten free bone broth but if you don’t happen to have any on hand, gluten free chicken stock is just fine. And if you happen to have the rind from some Parmesan cheese on hand (I freeze my rinds for just this sort of occasion) toss that in too for even more flavor.

Since Pasta e Fagioli is literally pasta and beans, I double up the beans by using organic chickpea pasta from Explore Cuisine.

No matter how cold it is outside, this soup will warm you up – body and soul!

Hearty gluten free pasta and bean soup made with bean pasta

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Gluten Free Pasta e Fagioli with Escarole
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Gluten Free Pasta e Fagioli with Escarole Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 (8-ounce) box Explore Cuisine Chickpea Fusilli
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for serving
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion chopped
  • 4 medium carrots peeled and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 6 cups gluten free chicken stock or bone broth
  • 1 (2-ounce) Parmesan rind optional
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14-ounce) can chopped fire-roasted tomatoes with the juice
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 small head of escarole torn into 2-inch pieces
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving


  • Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Add the fusilli, reduce the heat, and simmer for 9-11 minutes. Drain the pasta then rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and carrots and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock, Parmesan rind (if using), beans, tomatoes and their juice, bay leaves, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the cooked pasta and the escarole and simmer for another 2-3 minutes or until the pasta is heated through and the escarole is wilted. Remove the Parmesan rind and bay leaves and discard. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve in large bowls with a drizzle of olive oil and a grating of Parmesan cheese.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Pasta e Fagioli with Escarole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 503mg21%
Potassium 946mg27%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 6605IU132%
Vitamin C 8.2mg10%
Calcium 242mg24%
Iron 5.6mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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