Pasta With Chickpeas, Tomatoes and Chard

“A new recipe I received in my email this morning! From Vegetarian Times, September 1999. Serves 6.”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta; stir to prevent sticking. Cook pasta until just tender, about 10 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 2-quart casserole.
  3. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat 1 Tbs. oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, pepper, thyme, rosemary, paprika and saffron if desired. Cook, stirring often, until onion is tender, 8 minutes.
  4. Add chickpeas, reserved liquid and tomatoes to onion mixture. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, breaking up tomatoes with spoon. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. If mixture becomes dry, add a little water to keep it moist.
  5. Meanwhile, in large saucepan fitted with steamer basket, bring 2 inches water to a boil over high heat. Add chard, cover and steam until bright green and tender, about 3 minutes. Remove chard and coarsely chop. Transfer to large bowl and stir in 2 teaspoons oil and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in pasta, chickpea mixture and Parmesan.
  6. Transfer pasta mixture to prepared casserole. Drizzle with remaining 1 teaspoons oil and season with pepper. Cover with foil and bake until hot, about 20 minutes.

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