Pasta e Ceci, a traditional Italian dish, is a comforting and hearty stew that combines the rich flavors of chickpeas with pasta. This rustic and simple meal is a staple in Italian cuisine, known for its wholesome ingredients and delightful flavors. It’s a perfect dish for anyone seeking a warm, nourishing, and vegetarian-friendly meal.


  • 1 can (400g) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup small pasta (like ditalini or orzo)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (400g) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, sautéing until they are soft and fragrant.
  2. Stir in the diced tomatoes, rosemary, and thyme. Cook for a few minutes until the tomatoes start to soften.
  3. Add the chickpeas and vegetable broth. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the pasta to the pot and cook according to the package instructions until al dente.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve the stew hot, garnished with fresh parsley and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 380
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Protein: 15g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • Serves: 4-6 people

Pasta e Ceci is a wonderful choice for anyone looking for a simple yet satisfying vegetarian meal. Its blend of chickpeas and pasta in a savory broth makes it a heartwarming dish that’s perfect for any day of the week. Enjoy this Italian classic and savor the taste of traditional home cooking!

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