Pasta with Chickpeas Recipe (white sauce version)

Hello Everybody! Today I am sharing with you my pasta with chickpeas recipe! This delicious pasta with chickpeas recipe is the white sauce version. You can also make a red sauce version using tomatoes. Both versions are so tasty! Watch the full video to follow along as I cook this recipe step by step or continue scrolling for the written recipe.

Pasta with Chickpeas Recipe


  • 1 lb. Pasta Mista (mixed pasta)
  • 1 lb. chickpeas
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 bacon strips, cubed
  • handful of parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecorino cheese, shaved
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, extra virgin
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 hot peppers, optional, for spice

Begin by cooking the chickpeas. Wash the chickpeas and fill a pot with water. Add the chickpeas to the pot and bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Turn off the flame and cover the pot with a lid. Let soak for five to six hours. Remove lid, bring to a boil and cook over a low flame for one hour.

Once the chickpeas are cooked, start cooking the rest of the ingredients. Bring a pot of water to a boil, which will be for cooking the pasta.

In a deep skillet, add some olive oil and cook the bacon for about two minutes over a medium/low flame.

Next, mix in the onion, garlic and hot pepper. Add a little bit more olive oil and fry for about three minutes.

Next, pour in the chickpeas and the water they were cooked in into the deep skillet and bring to a boil over a low flame. Once boiling, being to cook the pasta. Add salt to the boiling pot of water and add in the pasta. Cook for three minutes less than the package instructions.

Next, drain the pasta and add into the chickpea skillet and continue to cook for three minutes over a low flame, making sure to stir continuously.

Remove from the stove and serve. Sprinkle some parsley and pecorino cheese on top and enjoy! Salute and cin cin!

Pasta with Chickpeas Recipe

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