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Pasta with Chickpeas

Pasta with Chickpeas

  • Author: Seasoned Sprinkles
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


Pasta with chickpeas is a hearty, protein packed vegetarian pasta recipe. Satisfying and simple.


  • 1 package of spaghetti*
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 c of Sherry
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cans of chickpeas (approximately 4 c), drained and rinsed
  • 29 ounces of tomato puree
  • 1/4 c Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • crushed red pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet with a tablespoon of olive oil over medium to medium high heat. Chop the onion and saute the onion in the oil until soft, about 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add sherry, 1 can of the chickpeas and minced garlic to the pot with the onions. Simmer until the sherry reduces down by half, approximately 6 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour the mixture into a blender or food processor along with the tomato puree. Blend or process to a creamy consistency. Pour mixture back into pan and turn heat to medium low.
  4. Add the bay leaves, Parmesan cheese, and the rest of the chickpeas. Let simmer for an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve over pasta.


*I use gluten free pasta. My favorite is brown rice or quinoa pasta. Feel free to use regular pasta in place though.

This is one of the recipe gems that tastes even better the next day, so if you are feeding a crowd, double the recipe and have left overs!

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 6-8

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