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Garlic Pasta With Broccoli, Chickpeas & Chorizo

A simple weeknight meal packed with garlicky flavour and topped with delicious roasted broccoli, crispy chickpeas and chorizo. Finished with a poached egg.

This garlic pasta is a simple weeknight meal packed with garlicky flavour and topped with delicious roasted broccoli, crispy chickpeas and chorizo. Finished with a poached egg.

This garlic pasta is a simple weeknight meal packed with garlicky flavour and topped with delicious roasted broccoli, crispy chickpeas and chorizo. Finished with a poached egg.

This garlic pasta recipe is super simple but is jazzed up with some yummy toppings. The broccoli and chickpeas end up lovely and crunchy which gives the dish great texture and the egg yolk adds an extra creamy coating to the pasta.

This garlic pasta is a simple weeknight meal packed with garlicky flavour and topped with delicious roasted broccoli, crispy chickpeas and chorizo. Finished with a poached egg.

Broccoli has always been one of my favourite vegetables. When I was little my Nana used to make the best chicken casserole in the crock pot and the broccoli would be added at the beginning of cooking. So by the time we ate it hours later the broccoli was like mush. Now, as an adult, that’s been the only way I’ve really liked broccoli for the longest time. I guess it just reminds me of that favourite meal. Anyway, the only other way I’ve come to like it is roasted like this until the tops get all charred and crispy and the stalks are still soft. So good.

This garlic pasta is a simple weeknight meal packed with garlicky flavour and topped with delicious roasted broccoli, crispy chickpeas and chorizo. Finished with a poached egg.

The other best part of this dish? The chickpeas! Roasted chickpeas are crispy on the outside, still a little chewy on the inside. These are great for a snack as well. Try roasting them with all kinds of spices. My favourite is smoked paprika. Once they’re roasted they’ll last for a few days in an airtight container.

This garlic pasta is a simple weeknight meal packed with garlicky flavour and topped with delicious roasted broccoli, crispy chickpeas and chorizo. Finished with a poached egg.I’m so glad it’s nearly the weekend. I have lots of eating planned this weekend which I’m sure you’ll hear all about. Hopefully some blog worthy eats and some South East London food discoveries!

This garlic pasta is a simple weeknight meal packed with garlicky flavour and topped with delicious roasted broccoli, crispy chickpeas and chorizo. Finished with a poached egg.Anyways, I hope you enjoy this pasta dish! Let me know if you make this or any of my other recipes.

A simple weeknight meal packed with garlicky flavour and topped with delicious roasted broccoli, crispy chickpeas and chorizo. Finished with a poached egg.
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Garlic Pasta With Roasted Broccoli, Chickpeas and Chorizo

This garlic pasta is a simple weeknight meal packed with garlicky flavour and topped with delicious roasted broccoli, crispy chickpeas and chorizo. Finished with a poached egg.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 429 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

For The Roasted Toppings

  • 1 Head of Broccoli broken into florets
  • 1 400g tin Chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 100 g Chorizo chopped
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme

For The Pasta

  • 400 g Pasta whatever cut you prefer
  • 50 g Butter
  • 5 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 250 g Cream Cheese
  • 4 tbsp Milk
  • 30 g Parmesan grated
  • Salt and Pepper

To Serve

  • Parmesan
  • 4 Poached Eggs
  • Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Cut the broccoli into florets and spread onto a baking tray. Add the chorizo and drained chickpeas and drizzle with the olive oil and a large sprinkling of salt and pepper. Mix everything together and place in the oven for 30 minutes.

  2. When the broccoli, chorizo and chickpeas are about halfway through cooking boil the pasta. Heat the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. When the butter has melted add the garlic and cook gently for a few minutes before adding the cream cheese and milk. Let everything melt together slowly, stirring occasionally. Once everything is mixed together add the parmesan and a good sprinkling of black pepper.

  3. When the broccoli and chickpeas have been roasting for 30 minutes remove from the oven and give them a good shake. Sprinkle on the oregano and thyme and return to the oven for 5-10 minutes.

  4. Drain the pasta and mix with the sauce, I did this in a separate bowl to avoid getting it everywhere! You'll now have time to make your poached eggs before removing the roasted broccoli/chickpeas/chorizo from the oven.

  5. Place the coated pasta in 4 bowls. Top with the broccoli, chickpeas, chorizo and a poached egg. Sprinkle over plenty of grated parmesan and black pepper. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

You could easily make this vegetarian by leaving out the chorizo and switching to vegetarian parmesan.

This garlic pasta is a simple weeknight meal packed with garlicky flavour and topped with delicious roasted broccoli, crispy chickpeas and chorizo. Finished with a poached egg.

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THIS GARLIC PASTA WITH ROASTED BROCCOLI, CHICKPEAS AND CHORIZO?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Trang
    13/08/2017 at 8:19 PM

    This recipe sounds so simple and delicious. I love chickpeas, it is such a versatile ingredient!

  • Reply
    Jagruti
    13/08/2017 at 9:38 PM

    We love broccoli, pasta and chickpeas, such a healthy and flavoursome dish.

  • Reply
    Christina
    13/08/2017 at 10:06 PM

    I’m even just happy with garlic pasta!!! Love simple and tasty dishes. Beautiful photos!

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    13/08/2017 at 11:52 PM

    Oh my – this looks like the perfect bowl of deliciousness! Pasta, eggs and garlic – I wish I had this for dinner right now!

  • Reply
    Lisa Bryan
    14/08/2017 at 1:22 AM

    Gotta love a simple dish that’s packed with flavor. Love all those toppings!

  • Reply
    Christine
    21/09/2017 at 11:49 PM

    This looks delicious – Love meals like this!

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