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Pasta with Chickpeas and Spinach Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasta with Chickpeas and Spinach recipe? Learn how to make Pasta with Chickpeas and Spinach using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mienkoja

Makes 6 servings



Pasta with Chickpeas and Spinach Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2001 http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/cda/recipe_print/0,1946,FOOD_9936_17945_RECIPE-PRINT-FULL-PAGE-FORMATTER,00.html

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta with Chickpeas and Spinach

1 pound fusilli or penne
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/4 cups chopped red bell peppers
1 cup chopped yellow onions
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons dry white wine
2 cups vegetable stock, or canned vegetable broth
15 ounce chickpeas, rinsed and drained
8 ounces fresh baby spinach, rinsed well and stems removed
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup cheese

Recipe Directions for Pasta with Chickpeas and Spinach

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain well.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers and onions, and cook, stirring, until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and cook for 1 minute. Add the wine and stir to deglaze the pan. Add the vegetable stock and chickpeas and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the chickpeas are tender, about 5 minutes, and almost all the broth is gone. Crush the peas lightly with the back of a spoon against the side of the pot. Add the spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Add the cooked pasta and toss well to coat. Adjust seasoning, to taste. Add the extra-virgin olive oil, cream, and cheeses, and toss to combine.

  3. Divide the pasta among serving plates and serve immediately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 349.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
772
Calories from Fat
237
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
26.3g
40%
Saturated Fat
7.0g
35%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Sodium
899mg
37%
Potassium
1011mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates
105.5g
35%
Dietary Fiber
16.7g
67%
Sugars
11.6g
Protein
31.7g
Vitamin A 89% Vitamin C 67%
Calcium 29% Iron 51%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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