Pasta with Spinach and Chickpeas

Pasta with Spinach and Chickpeas

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"This is a home-style Italian favorite at my house. It is also very good with northern white beans instead of the chickpeas, and any sort of strand pasta works well. Serve with a leafy green salad and crusty Italian bread. If you like spicy food, stir in 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes towards the end."
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35 m servings 613 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 613 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 104.3g
  • 34%
  • Protein:
  • 22.6 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 1685 mg
  • 67%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Bring a large pot of water with 2 teaspoons sea salt to a boil. Cook linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the water.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic in hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Increase heat to medium-high and add spinach, tomatoes, and garbanzo beans; cook and stir until spinach begins to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  3. Season spinach mixture with remaining teaspoon sea salt, marjoram, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to low. Stir drained linguine with the spinach mixture to evenly coat. Add extra olive oil or reserved pasta water to achieve your preferred level of moisture in the dish. Top with Pecorino-Romano cheese.


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Pasta with Spinach & Chick Peas Haiku: "Gotta switch pasta. Can't decide, use fork or spoon? Taste was pretty good!" I followed the recipe, using spaghetti instead of linguine (close enough) but...

This is now in my menu routine. I used wine instead of oil or pasta water. We Loved Loved it

A very quick meatless dinner recipe. I increased the garlic and it tasted phenomenol. The best part is that it was so quick to make which is why I gave it 4 stars. Thanks for this quick and t...

Delicious but would try a different type of pasta than linguine. With the chick peas a shorter pasta would be easier to handle.

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