Southwestern Vegetarian Pasta


Meat-y chickpeas are the protein in this vegetarian pasta dish with a southwestern flavor!

Original recipe makes 6 servings


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas
1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 (12 ounce) package uncooked elbow macaroni
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    20 mins


    30 mins


  1. Heat oil in a large, deep skillet. Saute onion, green pepper, garlic, chili powder and cumin. Stir in tomatoes, chickpeas and corn. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until thickened and heated through.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. Combine pasta and sauce. Sprinkle each serving with Monterey Jack cheese.


Calories: 421 kcal
Carbohydrates: 72.1 g
Cholesterol: 8 mg
Fat: 7.9 g
Fiber: 8.3 g
Protein: 16 g
Sodium: 426 mg