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Wooden Table Set with a Bowl of Garlic Butter & Herb Pasta with Chickpeas, Skillet, Napkin and Lemon Half
Garlic Butter Pasta with Fresh Herbs & Chickpeas
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This easy garlic butter pasta is packed with flavor and comes together lightning fast! Fresh herbs pack in the flavor, while chickpeas add protein and bulk to this easy vegan dinner.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy vegan pasta, easy vegan dinner recipe, vegan pasta recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 498 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 10 ounces dried fettuccine pasta (or your favorite variety of pasta)
  • Dash olive oil
  • ¼ cup vegan butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • ½ cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • cup finely chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 (14 ounce or 400 gram) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Black pepper, to taste
For Serving
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

  2. Add the pasta and cook it according to the package directions.

  3. Drain the pasta into a colander and return it to the pot. Toss it with a dash of olive oil. Set it aside.

  4. Place a large skillet over medium low heat and add the butter. Let the butter melt.

  5. Once the butter has melted, give it a few seconds to heat up and add the garlic.

  6. Cook the garlic, stirring frequently, for about 1 minute, until very fragrant,

  7. Add the salt, parsley, chives, thyme and red pepper flakes. Stir everything and cook it for about 30 seconds, until the herbs just start to wilt.

  8. Raise the heat to medium and add the pasta, chickpeas, lemon juice and zest.

  9. Toss everything to coat the pasta with the herbs and butter, and cook it for about 1 minute, just until heated throughout.

  10. Remove the skillet from the burner and season the pasta with additional salt, if desired, and black pepper to taste.

  11. Divide onto plates and serve with vegan Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Butter Pasta with Fresh Herbs & Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 122
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.5g21%
Saturated Fat 3.9g20%
Sodium 735mg31%
Potassium 411mg12%
Carbohydrates 78.6g26%
Fiber 7.6g30%
Sugar 2.1g2%
Protein 15g30%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 29mg161%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.