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Taco Chickpea Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Budget Friendly, Chickpeas, Pasta, Tacos, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 8 oz penne pasta or pasta of choice
  • canola oil
  • 1 398 ml can chickpeas drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 small red pepper sliced
  • 1/2 small green pepper sliced
  • 1 35 g taco seasoning packet
  • 1 796 ml can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cheese for serving optional


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium heat, add enough canola oil to lightly cover the bottom of the pan.
  3. Add chickpeas, onion, and the red and green peppers. Saute until onions are soft and translucent.
  4. Mix in the taco seasoning packet, crushed tomatoes and water. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced and thickened. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add in the cooked pasta and stir to combine. Serve with grated cheddar or mozzarella cheese if desired. Also great baked with cheese!