I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Pasta e Ceci

Translated as Pasta with Chickpeas this actually is a hearty and savory dish that falls somewhere between soup and stew. 

2 tbsps butter
2 tbsps olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
3 tsps minced garlic
2 tbsps tomato paste
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried basil
1 tbsp dried parsley
1 bay leaf
19 oz (540 ml) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups ditalini pasta or elbow macaroni
6 cups broth, vegetable or chicken
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup parmesan cheese and more for serving.

In a large pot, sauté the onion, carrot and celery in hot butter and oil for about 5-6 minutes. Then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Next add salt and pepper, tomato paste, chickpeas and seasonings. 

Add the broth and pasta, usually ditalini but I had elbow mac on hand. Bring to a boil, then simmer 10-12 minutes or until pasta is cooked to al dente.

Stir in the parmesan then taste to see if you want to add more salt and pepper.

Another Italian comfort food favourite.
Serves 4

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