Chickpea Spaghetti Arrabbiata

This gluten free legume chickpea pasta recipe from Barilla is the perfect quick and easy Italian inspired meal!

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Looking for the perfect homemade pasta sauce recipe? Barilla’s recipe for Arrabbiata sauce made with Chickpea Spaghetti uses vine-ripe tomatoes, garlic, and fresh parsley to create a delicious Italian inspired meal! 

Ingredients 4 Servings


  • 1 box Barilla® Chickpea Spaghetti
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 pounds ripe tomatoes on the vine, blanched, peeled and diced small
  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup Romano cheese, grated
  • To Taste hot red pepper, sliced

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook pasta according to package directions.

  • Meanwhile, bring a smaller pot of water to a boil, blanch tomatoes for 30 seconds, and cool down in icy water, peel and small dice.
  • In a skillet, sauté garlic and spicy pepper with half the olive oil for a minute, add tomatoes and simmer for 20 minutes. If needed, add pasta-cooking water.

  • Drain pasta, toss with spicy tomato sauce, and finish with parsley, cheese and the remainder of the olive oil drizzled on top.

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