Rating: 3.05 stars
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 5

Adding chickpeas to the pasta makes this meal heartier and healthier; using thyme instead of more predictable basil perks up the whole dish.

Everyday Food, March 2007

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prep:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Add chickpeas to pot; immediately drain pasta mixture, and return to pot.

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  • Add tomatoes, bocconcini, thyme, oil, and vinegar to pasta. Toss, adding reserved pasta water a little at a time to create a thin sauce that coats penne (you may not need all the water). Season with salt and pepper; toss to combine. Serve, garnished with additional thyme.

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Reviews (22)

58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: Unrated
09/25/2008
wordsnob, thanks, I get it now
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09/25/2008
wordsnob, thanks, I get it now
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09/04/2008
I added balsamic vinegar as opposed to white-wine vinegar and the flavor was much better.
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09/04/2008
I added balsamic vinegar as opposed to white-wine vinegar and the flavor was much better.
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09/03/2008
Not terribly flavorful. Perhaps with the addition of parmesean cheese it might be better. Pam
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09/03/2008
Not terribly flavorful. Perhaps with the addition of parmesean cheese it might be better. Pam
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09/02/2008
Anita: Because that is a link. You'd click it if someone was being inappropriate.
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09/02/2008
Anita: Because that is a link. You'd click it if someone was being inappropriate.
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09/02/2008
Anitarn: As hard as it is to believe, some people, from time to time, will make political statements or make snide comments on other contributers comments or questions.
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09/02/2008
Anitarn: As hard as it is to believe, some people, from time to time, will make political statements or make snide comments on other contributers comments or questions.
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09/02/2008
I did as Amy did with the garlic and spinich. I did not use mozzerella. I used fresh grated parmesan cheese and topped each serving with more parmesan cheese. It was so good and quick. This is a real keeper.
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09/02/2008
I did as Amy did with the garlic and spinich. I did not use mozzerella. I used fresh grated parmesan cheese and topped each serving with more parmesan cheese. It was so good and quick. This is a real keeper.
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09/02/2008
Why does it always say "report as inappropriate" after each comment? These comments are certainly not inappropriate......
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09/02/2008
Why does it always say "report as inappropriate" after each comment? These comments are certainly not inappropriate......
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09/02/2008
Fresh Basil instead of thyme. MMMmmmmm!
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09/02/2008
Fresh Basil instead of thyme. MMMmmmmm!
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05/19/2008
I sauted some garlic in olive oil, added a little spinach to that. Then stirred into the pasta as in step 2 above. I didn't use any vinegar. It was absolutely delicious!
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05/19/2008
I sauted some garlic in olive oil, added a little spinach to that. Then stirred into the pasta as in step 2 above. I didn't use any vinegar. It was absolutely delicious!
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03/19/2008
I included arugula which gave a much needed depth of flavor.
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03/19/2008
I included arugula which gave a much needed depth of flavor.
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03/17/2008
I plan to add canallini beans instead of chick peas, but it sounds great.
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03/17/2008
I plan to add canallini beans instead of chick peas, but it sounds great.