My F&W
quick save (...)

Curly Pasta with Spinach and Chickpeas

  • SERVINGS: 8
  • FAST

The portions are small because this simple pasta is part of a multi-course meal. If you want to use it as a main dish, the recipe will serve four.

Plus: More Pasta Recipes and Tips

  1. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 1/2 pounds fresh spinach, stemmed and washed well, or three 8-ounce packages frozen whole-leaf spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  3. 2 1/2 ounces pancetta, cut into thin strips
  4. 4 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  5. 1 pound curly spaghetti or fusilli col buco, broken in half
  6. One 19-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  7. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Heat a large skillet. Gradually add the fresh spinach and cook over moderately high heat, stirring between additions, until wilted. Transfer the spinach to a colander and rinse under cold water, then gently squeeze fairly dry. Coarsely chop the fresh or frozen spinach.
  2. In the same skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the pancetta and garlic and cook over low heat, stirring, until the garlic is lightly browned, about 12 minutes.
  3. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 3/4 cup of the cooking water. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl.
  4. Return the spinach to the skillet and cook over high heat, stirring, until heated through. Add the chickpeas and reserved pasta water and simmer for 3 minutes. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss well. Season with salt and pepper and serve at once.
You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(0)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.