Penne with Chickpeas, Mushrooms, Spinach and Tomatoes

Penne with Chickpeas, Mushrooms, Spinach and Tomatoes

This hearty and filling pasta has great texture and is so simple to throw together for a quick supper. The chickpeas add a little crunch and plenty of fiber and protein, while the mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes give a nice robust flavor to the pasta.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can mushrooms, drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese (optional)


Place a large pot of salted water on the stove over medium high heat. Bring to a rapid boil and add the pasta, stirring to prevent sticking. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, warm the olive oil over medium heat and add the onion. Saute for 5 minutes until softened. Add the remaining ingredients except the cheese and stir. Continue to cook until the pasta is done. Once the penne is cooked, drain in a colander and place the pasta back into the pot. Add the veggie mixture and stir to combine. Plate and top with cheese if desired.



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