Thunder & Lightning Pasta

Side Dishes

Thunder & Lightning Pasta

This dish gets its name from the sound created when the vegetables and pasta sizzle in the pan. The Thunder & Lightning Pasta makes a great vegetarian dish — it’s filling and the chickpeas provide protein. Just increase the portion size by doubling the recipe.


4 servings

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Cook orecchiette in a pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain.

Heat oil in a large sauté pan over high. Add chickpeas and squash; cook until squash is tender, 5 minutes. Stir in orecchiette, broth, reserved pesto, garlic, and zest; cook to heat through, 34 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 268

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9g 13%

Saturated Fat 1g 5%

Cholesterol 3mg 1%

Sodium 298mg 12%

Carbs 39g 13%

Fiber 5g 20%

Protein 9g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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