Veggie Penne with Chickpeas

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Manda

This is the basic recipe for a healthy, low-fat dish that can be varied in many ways. Sometimes, I add sliced onion, zucchini, and/or broccoli. If you increase the amount of veggies though, use a large (28 oz.) can of tomatoes instead of the small one. This is a very satisfying dish that tastes great hot or cold

Top Review by Evie3234

I used half a head of cauliflower and added the zucchini as Manda had suggested, lovely vegetable dish with great colours. Loved the chickpea addition.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic and saute 1 minute.
  4. Add cauliflower and saute 5 minutes, or until very lightly browned.
  5. Stir in chickpeas, tomatoes, green beans, 1 cup water, and seasonings.
  6. Bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender.
  7. Drain pasta and return to pot.
  8. Add skillet mixture; toss to mix and coat.
  9. Pour into serving bowl and serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

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