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Bowl of Pasta e Ceci with a sprig of rosemary on top.
Pasta e Ceci
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Bursting with juicy tomatoes, hearty chickpeas and tender pasta in a light broth, this easy pasta e ceci is the the cozy weeknight meal you've been looking for. The best part: it all cooks up in one pot in about 45 minutes!

Course: Entree, Soups
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 339 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 medium celery stalk, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 (14 ounce or 400 gram) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14 ounce or 400 gram) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup dried ditalini pasta (or another type of small pasta)
  • Salt and black pepper, to tastes
  1. Coat the bottom of a large pot with olive oil and place it over medium heat.

  2. Give the oil a minute to heat up, and then add the onion, carrot, and celery. Sweat the veggies for about 10 minutes, until they begin to soften up.

  3. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute more, until very fragrant.

  4. Stir in the broth, tomatoes, chickpeas, and rosemary.

  5. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat, and allow it to simmer for about 10 minutes.

  6. Stir in the pasta and bring the liquid back up to a boil.

  7. Allow the pasta to cook in the soup at a low boil until al dente — this may take a minute or two longer than the time indicated on the pasta's package directions. Stir the pot occasionally while it simmers.

  8. Remove the pot from the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  9. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Pasta e Ceci
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 62
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.9g11%
Saturated Fat 1.2g6%
Sodium 1103mg46%
Potassium 772mg22%
Carbohydrates 54.8g18%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 5.6g6%
Protein 15.2g30%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 19mg106%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.