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Wagon Wheel Chickpea Pasta tossed with sautéed veggies in a skillet; serving on plate in the background
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5 from 9 votes

Chickpea Pasta with Sautéed Veggies

This gluten-free pasta dish comes together quickly. It's family friendly yet fancy enough to serve for company.
See optional omnivore variations below.
Course: main course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: corn-free, gluten-free, nut-fee, plant based, soy-free, vegan, wheat-free, yeast-free
Servings: 4
Calories: 431kcal


  • skillet
  • large pot
  • colander


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, small-diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, small-diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 cup fine-chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 8 olives, fine-chopped
  • 2 cups fine-chopped broccoli
  • 1/8 cup pine nuts (pignolis), optional
  • 12 ounces chickpea wagon wheel pasta, such as Banza brand
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth, such as Pacific Foods brand


  • Put a large covered pot of water over high heat to be used for cooking the pasta. Use plenty of water, more water than you would for wheat pasta.
  • Heat the first Tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat with a bit of onion. When the onion begins to gently sizzle, add the remaining onion and cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until the onion is softened. Add the garlic halfway through this step.
  • Add the salt, peppers, olives, and sun-dried tomatoes; stir.
  • Add the broccoli and pine nuts. Stir and cook for a few more minutes then remove from the heat.
  • Cook the pasta following the package directions. When ready, drain the water using a colander, then briefly rinse. Return the pasta back to its pot and season with the garlic powder, olive oil, and vegetable broth.
  • Add the dressed pasta to the skillet and toss with the vegetables.


Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 476IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 9mg