Penne with Spinach and Chickpeas in Garlic Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 566.7
  • Total Fat: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.9 mg
  • Sodium: 663.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 116.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 19.8 g
  • Protein: 25.1 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 10-oz. Package frozen spinach, thawed and excess moisture squeezed out
    ! pound whole wheat penne pasta
    !/3 cup olive oil
    6 garlic cloves, minced
    1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
    2 medium tomatoes, seeded and cut into small dice
    2 cups cooked chickpeas
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Squeeze moisture from spinach with hands. Set aside.
Cook pasta until al dente, following directions on box.
2. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and chickpeas and cook 2 minutes more. Add the spinach, salt, and 1/4 cup of the boiling pasta water and stir well.Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.
3. When the pasta is done, drain thoroughly. Return to the pot. Add the sauce and toss well. Sprinkle on the cheese and toss again.

Serving Size: makes 4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHRISWESTROM.

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