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Fast Pesto Chickpea Pasta

Fast Pesto Pasta

This recipe is your answer to getting a quick and healthy meal on the table in under 30 minutes. The Banza chickpea penne pasta is packed with 20 grams of plant-based protein per serving. The vegetables make this pasta colorful and fun and the store-bought pesto is an easy flavorful sauce. I used Trader Joe’s kale, cashew, and basil pesto because why not sneak in some dark leafy greens.

Fast Pesto Chickpea Pasta

This fast pesto pasta recipe will help you get a quick and healthy dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Servings 4 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • large saucepan or dutch oven
  • cutting board
  • Chef's Knife


  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or 1 vegetable boullion cube and 3 cups of water
  • 8 oz dry chickpea penne pasta
  • ½ cup red onion chopped
  • ½ cup carrot chopped
  • 1 cup store-bought vegan pesto divided
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 15 oz can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pot combine broth, pasta, onion, carrots, and ½ pesto and bring to a boil
    Fast Pesto Pasta
  • Then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 8-12 minutes or until pasta is al dente
    Fast Pesto Pasta
  • Stir in tomatoes, beans, and the remaining pesto sauce. Season with salt and pepper
    Fast Pesto Pasta
Course: Bowl, Lunch, Pasta
Cuisine: American-Italian Inspired
Keyword: bowl, Easy Recipe, healthy, lunch, pasta, Quick & Easy

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