Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: A.J. Battifarano
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
16 Mins
Serves 6

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add broccoli; cook until just tender, 3 minutes. Scoop out broccoli with a slotted spoon; transfer to a bowl. Add pasta and cook until tender, about 10 minutes.

Step 2

Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper; sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add chickpeas, reserved broccoli and 1/2 tsp. salt and cook, stirring, until heated through.

Step 3

Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking liquid. Return pasta to pot and stir in chickpea and broccoli mixture and lemon juice. Stir in reserved cooking liquid, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until pasta is lightly moistened. Spoon pasta into bowls, sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.

Ratings & Reviews

QT86878's Review

August 14, 2013

DarMarie's Review

November 18, 2010
I made this dish yesterday and thought it was delicious. I added turkey hot sausage, and will try it in the future with chicken or shrimp. All the flavors came toghter so nicely. Loved the crushed red pepper flakes and I always add more garlic than any recipe calls for. Before serving I drizzled a little olive oil and fresh grated romano cheese. I can't wait to make it again....I will proudly make this dish for my next party when I need a covered dish. This recipe is a keeper with me. So glad I tried it. :) YUM!!

Octobersun's Review

November 01, 2010
I added a red bellpepper from the garden and a can of salmon (with the lemon I thought some sort of fish was in order and my husband has to have meat) and that seemed to help quite a bit. I will leave out the chickpeas if I ever make it again, the kids weren't fans. Not probably going to be something the family asks for but it is quick and easy in a pinch if you are willing to make it your own.

vsangel1981's Review

October 26, 2010
I should have listened to the review about this. It really had no flavor whatsoever. Half-way while making it I could already not taste any flavoring & tried adding some stuff, but still no luck. Would not make again.

kjchris's Review

October 04, 2010
First meal I've made off of the myrecipes website that I have thrown the leftovers away. My husband and I didn't think there was any flavor at all. At least it was cheap so we didn't feel bad about not saving it.