“This may sound strange but I absolutely LOVE this dish! My 2 and 4 year old also gobble this up if I buy pasta similar in shape to the chickpeas. They can't tell the difference and devour this. This is a super easy and quick weeknight meal. I make this one often when my husband is out of town since it's a healthy, fast meal to feed the kids and I. This goes great with fresh Italian or garlic bread.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
5
YIELD:
5
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Add olive oil to a small sauce pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add garlic and crushed red peppers and cook until slightly golden and fragrant.
  3. Add tomato paste and water.
  4. Simmer, uncovered, for 1/2 hour. Add more water, if necessary.
  5. Stir frequently to be sure it doesn't burn.
  6. Cook pasta according to directions, drain but RESERVE ONE CUP OF COOKED PASTA WATER).
  7. Add the sauce and drained chickpeas to the pasta and add the reserved cooking water slowly until you reach your desired consistency.
  8. Serve with fresh grated parmesan cheese.

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