Course Entrees
Difficulty Easy
Pulse Type Chickpeas
Specialty Diet Vegetarian
Nutrition 1/2 cup serving
Category Pasta Recipes

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Chickpeas Cacio e Pepe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 1 pound pasta, dry; spaghetti or fettuccine
  • 2 cups chickpeas, cooked
  • 4 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 1 tbsp pepper, ground
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated; plus more for topping


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 9 minutes. Reserve 2 cups of cooking water, then drain the pasta and set aside.
  • Melt the butter over medium heat in the pasta pot. Add the chickpeas and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add the pasta to the pot and toss to coat with butter. Add the parmesan, pepper, salt and 1/2 cup of reserved cooking water. Toss to combine.
  • If the pasta sauce is too thick, add more cooking water as needed.
  • Divide between 4 bowls and top with additional pepper and cheese.