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This spicy Chickpea Spaghetti recipe comes together in 10 minutes from a handful of pantry staples. The best part is that it's super versatile, so you can adapt it based on what you have.

BEST Chickpea Spaghetti

This protein-packed Chickpea Spaghetti is an easy delicious meal that comes together in about ten minutes from ingredients you probably already have in the pantry.
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chickpea, easy, pantry, simple
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Pasta
Diet Dairy-Free, Low Sugar, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 554 kcal


  • 380 grams cooked chickpeas in liquid (1 small can)
  • 225 grams spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 20 grams garlic (3 extra-large cloves)
  • chili flakes (to taste, I used 1 Tbs gochugaru)
  • 225 grams tomatoes (2 small tomatoes, chopped)
  • 400 grams tomato puree (1 small can)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon plant-based parmesan
  • Parsley (for garnish)


  1. Drain the chickpeas, reserving the liquid it came in separately.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and boil the spaghetti for 2-3 minutes less than what the package directions say.
  3. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat and add the olive oil and garlic. Saute until the garlic is fragrant and cooked through.
  4. Add the chili flakes and swirl it around with the garlic and olive oil for a few seconds.
  5. Add the tomatoes and saute until they start losing their shape, and they are no longer watery.
  6. Add the chickpeas, tomato puree, and salt.
  7. When the pasta is 2-3 minutes shy of being done, drain it and add it to the chickpea sauce. Finish cooking the pasta in the sauce until it is done to your liking. If the sauce starts gets too thick, add some of the chickpea liquid in to thin it out.
  8. Finish the pasta by tossing in the plant-based parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
BEST Chickpea Spaghetti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 554 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 1200mg50%
Potassium 1139mg33%
Carbohydrates 90g30%
Fiber 12g48%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 1324IU26%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.