Rating: 4.06 stars
127 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 50
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 1

Meat-y chickpeas are the protein in this vegetarian pasta dish with a southwestern flavor!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large, deep skillet. Saute onion, green pepper, garlic, chili powder and cumin. Stir in tomatoes, chickpeas and corn. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until thickened and heated through.

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  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • Combine pasta and sauce. Sprinkle each serving with Monterey Jack cheese.

Nutrition Facts

421 calories; protein 16g; carbohydrates 72.1g; fat 7.9g; cholesterol 8.4mg; sodium 426.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (85)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2008
I think next time I'll use a little less pasta and possibly add some zucchini. Overall very good. Edited: 2/19/08 I made this again. This time I used less pasta and added zucchini and black beans. Much better! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2008
I found this to be a good starting point for a dish you can play with to meet your own tastes. I've had better success serving it with brown rice than with pasta though. Read More
(3)
127 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 50
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2008
I think next time I'll use a little less pasta and possibly add some zucchini. Overall very good. Edited: 2/19/08 I made this again. This time I used less pasta and added zucchini and black beans. Much better! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
I'm a brand new cook (talkin' about someone who cuts herself almost every time she chops) who had no trouble preparing this. I almost clapped my hands and jumped up and down when I tasted it. The flavors are great and the dish as a whole is very satisfying probably because of the chickpeas. Thank you for submitting this one. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2007
Absolutely delicious! I did use less pasta than recommended and whole wheat pasta was great plus added zucchini - best thing is the receipe is awesome and quick! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2003
Outstanding southwestern flavors. Nice and powerful without being overwhelming. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2007
I am not a vegeterian but needed to make something for a friend that is. This was sooooooo easy and came out tasting very fresh and flavorful! I added some yellow squash and sprinkled it with Pepper-Jack cheese instead of the Monterey Jack. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
Very quick and tasty! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2007
I personally would rate this 4 stars because I had to add a lot more seasoning. However I am giving it a five because my 22-month-old loved this dish. I didn't even try to give him some but he took his spoon and dug in eating all of the ingredients and saying "Yum". Wow! That is coming from a toddler who will not eat any vegetables at all! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2007
Super easy to make adjust to whatever you have in the kitchen. I used shell pasta because it's what I had and just threw in the whole 16 oz bag and it was still great. The flavors are excellent home-style quick and easy dinner that isn't too bad for you. The pepper-jack is really iceing on the cake if you can afford the calories. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2006
I just wanted to say "thank you thank you thank you!" for this recipe. This is one of my favourite recipes of all time. My kids husband and I are all vegetarians and we're always looking for something that appeals to all palates and is healthy as well. This fit the bill. I loved it so much I invited my in-laws to lunch just so I could make it again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2008
I found this to be a good starting point for a dish you can play with to meet your own tastes. I've had better success serving it with brown rice than with pasta though. Read More
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