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Chickpea Casarecce Pasta with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chimichurri

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: international

Ingredients

4 ounces Barilla Chickpea Casarecce

1 medium sweet potato

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

¼ teaspoon seas salt

1 recipe for chimichurri


Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 425˚F. Give the sweet potatoes a good scrub and cut into ¼” cubes. Place on a sheet tray and toss with the minced garlic, olive oil, and salt. Roast until the sweet potatoes are tender and starting to brown, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • While the sweet potatoes are roasting, prepare the chimichurri.
  • Finally, cook the pasta. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the Chickpea Casarecce and cook until al dente, 7 to 8 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water, and return the pasta back to the pot.
  • When the sweet potatoes are done, add them to the pasta along with to 1/2 cup of the chimichurri. Stir to combine and serve hot. This pasta can also be served chilled. Whichever way you go, keep extra chimichurri on hand- the pasta likes to soak up the sauce and you might need a bit more!