Portuguese Pasta

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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place almonds, garlic powder, and dried basil in a food processor and pulse until fine crumbs form; set aside.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, rinse and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium high heat; add onions and saute three minutes.
  • Add the garlic and chickpeas; continue to cook, stirring frequently, until most of the moisture has evaporated and chickpeas start to crisp and brown.
  • Add green pepper and mushrooms; saute 2-3 minutes.
  • Add both cans of tomatoes, salt and pepper; lower heat slightly and simmer for 5 minutes, until slightly reduced.
  • In a large bowl, combine pasta and sauce; add torn basil leaves and cubed mozzarella.
  • Toss all ingredients to coat pasta; pour into large greased casserole dish (at least 9x13 or two smaller dishes).
  • Sprinkle ground almond mixture over all; bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
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