Ceci E Pasta

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by JackieOhNo

This is really Italian comfort food to me, without the guilt, because it's nutritious and packed with protein. I like to keep the ingredients on hand for a quick fix, especially when I am looking to forego meat.

Top Review by Epi Curious

This is such comfort in a bowl. Love this...I added some dried rosemary, did not use the bay leaf (personal pereference) and added about 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning as well. Used a 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes instead of the diced...don't like tomato pieces or chunks as much as the consistency they provide. This is the second time I've made this soup in 5 days. It rocks. And it smells incredible while cooking. Thanks for sharing this wonderful yet simple recipe that comes together in no time at all.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat water for pasta.
  2. Saute onion and garlic in oil in covered skillet over low heat until very soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add chick peas, salt, oregano, black and red peppers, and bay leaf to skillet. Crush half of the chick peas with the back of a wooden spoon.
  4. Stir in tomatoes with liquid and parsley. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
  5. Cook pasta according to directions while sauce is simmering.
  6. Continue to simmer sauce uncovered to thicken slightly, about 3 minutes.
  7. Drain pasta. Remove bay leaf from sauce. Pour sauce over pasta and toss.

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