Pasta and Chickpeas – Pasta e Ceci

Here’s a quickly-made one-pot family dinner that is vegan and budget-friendly, too.  You can enjoy this great pasta with chickpea soup, often known as Italian pasta e ceci, in under 30 minutes.
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Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people



  • Gently saute one sliced onion in extra virgin olive oil until onion is translucent. 
  • While the onion cooks, begin boiling 4 quarts of salted water.  When boiling, add Ditali pasta.  You’ll be cooking to al dente.
  • Add Italian strained tomatoes and bay leaf to the onion, once it is simmering gently, add the Chick Peas.
  • Continue to cook until the Ditalini have reached al dente.
  • Before draining the pasta, add ¼ cup of the pasta water to the sauce.
  • Drain the Ditalini, then combine the Chick Peas, broth and pasta in a tall container.  
  • Add a dash of high-quality olive oil (Flora Unfiltered Extra Virgin is a great choice), salt and pepper as desired.
  • Serve hot!
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