Mangia: Chickpea and Mushroom Pasta.

We absolutely love these sunny evenings. There's something about them that makes us feel extra productive, even after a long day of work. The sunshine through the windows till long into the evening makes it feel like we have all the time in the world to get things done and that includes making something tasty for dinner. 

This past Tuesday, Luc got home straight away to get some book edits done and I got straight into the kitchen to whip up some dinner for us both, because the sunny evenings mean I actually enjoy the walk, albeit the very short walk to Luc's house. Chickpeas and Pasta is one of my absolute favourite dishes that Nanna makes, but honestly even though she always tells us how to do it, it never tastes exactly like hers - I'm working on it. This time however, I decided to completely veer off her recipe and just made my own up and if I do say so myself it was pretty darn good. I took it over to Luc's and she was impressed too! I hope you like it. :)

What you need:

200g of mushrooms.
1 medium onion.
400g tin of chickpeas.
250g of pasta (dry)
olive oil.
Salt and Pepper.
Knob of butter.
A few slices of Parmesan cheese.

What to do:

Chop the onion and then place in a pan with olive oil on a medium heat.

Wash and chop the mushrooms into small pieces.

Once the onion begins to sizzle, add the mushrooms to the pan and allow them to cook for a few minutes. 

Drain the tin of chickpeas, then add them to the pan. Fill the empty tin about a quarter of the way with water and add that to the pan too. You don't need to cover the chickpeas but they need enough water to cook in. 

Season with salt and pepper. 

While that's cooking nicely together. Cook the pasta in a separate pan. Follow the instructions on the packet. 

When the pasta is ready, add it to the pan with your chickpeas, mushrooms and onion. Mix it together with a knob of butter. Once that's combined, slice a few pieces of Parmesan cheese into the pan and allow to melt. It adds a lovely taste to the whole mix. 

And that's it! This made enough for me and Luc to have a bowl for dinner each and then take a bowl each for lunch the next day! 


Let us know if you make this or if you have similar dishes in your family. 

Buon Appetito. 


  1. Looks delicious!
    Many thanks for stopping by my Travel and Photography blog.

    1. Thank you! We will have a look at your blog too! :)