Ditalini with Chickpeas

Fun shaped pasta joins forces with turkey bacon and chickpeas in a spicy tomato sauce. This dinner recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

Ditalini with Chickpeas
Servings: 4 Prep 5 mins Cook 19 mins


  • 8 ounces ditalini
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cups fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 19 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

Make It

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook ditalini according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water, and return pasta to the pot.

2. Heat oil in a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat. Add bacon and onion and cook for 3 minutes. Lower heat to medium and add tomatoes and red pepper flakes to saucepan; cook another 15 minutes. Add chickpeas to pot and cook 1 minute or until warmed through.

3. Stir sauce into pasta, adding pasta water to the sauce if necessary. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 406, Fat, total (g): 7, chol. (mg): 12, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 70, fiber (g): 8, pro. (g): 16, sodium (mg): 585, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.