Pasta e Ceci Recipe: This One-Pot Pasta & Chickpeas Recipe May Have an Identity Crisis, But It's Delicious by 30Seconds Food

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Pasta e Ceci Recipe: This One-Pot Pasta & Chickpeas Recipe May Have an Identity Crisis, But It's Delicious

Pasta e Ceci, or pasta and chickpeas, is an Italian recipe that's fast, easy, vegan and comforting. While some consider it a pasta recipe, it is actually a thick soup. You can make the soup as thick or thin as you like by adding more vegetable broth or water. This easy one-pot soup recipe (or pasta recipe!) is on the table in less than 30 minutes. If you're not vegan, add some freshly grated Parmesan cheese when serving.

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  2. Stir in the chickpeas, potato, tomato paste and rosemary. Cook, stirring, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the vegetable broth. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook until potato is tender, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat carefully puree about half the chickpeas with an immersion blender (you could also do this with a potato masher). Be sure to leave at least half of the chickpeas whole.
  5. Put the pot back on the heat, bring to a simmer and add the pasta. Simmer gently, stirring often, until pasta is tender. (If it gets too thick for your taste, add a little more vegetable broth or water.) Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed.

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Mmm! I'm a fan of this simple, delicious pasta recipe. So delish!
Iā€™ve had this before. Very yummy.
Ann Marie G.H. Patitucci
Looks great. And I love the title. :)

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