Stop Sacrificing Nutrition: Cheesy Butternut Chickapea Pasta Recipe + Giveaway!

Last month I shared a Garden Fresh Chickapea Pasta Recipe, this month I want you to stop sacrificing nutrition with my Cheesy Butternut Pasta made with Chickapea Pasta.

Cheesy Butternut Pasta Recipe With Chickapea Pasta

Since the farmer’s markets are loaded with butternut squash, I thought it would be fun make a twist on mac and cheese. By tossing it around with some Parmigiano-Reggiano my favorite Italian cheese with my new favorite super food – Chickapea Pasta. It is time we all stop sacrificing nutrition at dinner time.

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Bake off a butternut squash, by cutting it in half and removing the seeds. Before baking it in a 350 oven for about 1 hour, or so sprinkle it with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Mince and saute one small onion in extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with one tsp of cumin, salt, and pepper. Add 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard and one tsp of your preferred flour. Cook it for a minute before stirring in 1/4 cup or so of your choice of milk (I used soy).

Don’t forget to get a box of Chickapea Pasta cooking. It takes about 7 minutes to cook once it hits boiling water.

Scoop out about 1 cup of butternut squash that you baked off, or use one can. Add it to the sautéed onions to create a sauce. Once it is combined, add 1/2 cup of Parmigiano-Reggiano or your favorite cheese.

Mix in cooked Chickapea Pasta and top with more yummy cheese. We paired ours with a salmon filet.

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This recipe looks like box mac and cheese, but loaded with good for your goodness!

Since Chickapea Pasta is clock full of essentials nutrients, a little goes a long way and is very filling. You’d be surprised how little your belly needs of wholesome food to feel full when you finally stop sacrificing nutrition at dinner time.

Stop Sacrificing Nutrition

Chickapea Pasta is…

  • A great alternative for traditional pasta because is it organic, gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO.
  • Has no added sugar and is made in a nut-free facility.
  • Chickapea is chock full of essential nutrients: complex carbs, thiamine, folate, niacin, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, zinc, and antioxidants.
  • With 23 grams of protein per serving, Chickapea has as much protein as a 3oz serving of salmon or chicken!
  • Plus, it has 40% of your daily iron intake!
  • A single serving of Chickapea boasts 11 grams of fiber – that’s nearly half of your daily recommended value!

Chickapea is Generous!

One lucky reader will receive a gift basket full of goodies, valued around $75. The contents of the gift basket are as follows:

1 box of Chickapea Spirals | 1 box of Chickapea Penne | 1 box of Chickapea Shells | 1 bottle of Kiki Maple Sweet Water | 1 container of Teatulia Chamomile Tea (30 bags) | 1 bag (142g) of Neal Brothers Montreal Steak Spice Kettle Chips | 1 jar of Neal Brothers Organic Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce | 1 package (225g) of Budding Nutrition Gut Busters | 1 package of (84g) Rawnata Vanilla Saskatoon Flax Crackers

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Thank you to Neal Brothers, Avid Gourmet, and LCG Foods who kindly donated these items.

Canada only (excluding Quebec), ends November 13th, 2016.

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Comments

  1. Erin McSweeney says:

    i would cover it with pesto

  2. I have never had Chick Pea pasta, and think that I would use a tomato red sauce on it

  3. I’d love to try the pasta with a sauce of olive oil and parmesean cheese!

  4. I think I’d sauce the chickpea pasta with a vodka sauce. I think it would be pretty tasty

  5. I love that chickpea pasta will give me less bloating, hopefully, because there is no gluten.

  6. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    I will sauce mine with a creamy bacon sauce.

  7. Rhonda W G. says:

    I like that it’s gluten free since that’s been my diet for awhile now!

  8. Alfredo for our first meal! Yummy, this looks great!

  9. I’d try it with an Alfredo sauce.

  10. Tammy Dalley says:

    I would try it with rose sauce and cheese!

  11. Brenda Penton says:

    I would first try it with Rose sauce.

  12. Caryn Coates says:

    I would love Chickpea Pasta with some Alfredo Sauce. Yum!

  13. I would love to try this. I would probably sauce it with pesto.

  14. I have never tried chickpea pasta. When I do I would most likely just put on my regular homemade pasta sauce.

  15. my guys love a good alfredo sauce….

  16. Judy Cowan says:

    I think I would try it with some homemade spaghetti sauce on it first. Sounds interesting to try.

  17. Darwin Chau says:

    I would use a cheese sauce on the chickpeas pasta.

  18. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i like that chick peas are healthy and tasty

  19. Doris Calvert says:

    I have never tried this pasta before!

  20. Wendy hutton says:

    I think I would try an alfredo sauce on it

  21. loucheryl says:

    I love that it’s made of lentils and chickpeas!

  22. I love that the chickpea pasta is a healthy alternative to wheat pastas!

  23. i’ve never tried this pasta yet but would love to try itout on the kids

  24. Alison Braidwood says:

    I’d use tomato and pesto as a sauce. The more pesto the better :0

  25. molli taylor says:

    id probably try a curried saauce…. maybe coconut based?

  26. I would sauce it with something curry like.

  27. Taylor Charlton says:

    I would add bacon, olive oil, and chopped hazelnuts 🙂

  28. I would top my chickpea pasta with a smoked salmon carbonara!

  29. lori butler says:

    I would try it in a salad with some oil and vinegar

  30. Lynda Cook says:

    I would probably make my homemade tomato sauce, I would love to try this pasta out!

  31. Cheryl MacPhail says:

    I would use a homemade cheese sauce on them.

  32. I would make an alfredo sauce to go with this pasta.

  33. I just finished making and freezing my homemade tomato sauce, so that’ll be the first to try it with.

  34. sabina Edwards says:

    My daughter is the chick pea person….not sure what she’ll put on her pasta but she’s a very good cook and has been cooking for us for a bit (she makes the best pizza as well)

  35. Rosanne Robinson says:

    My grandson’s all time favourite meal is pasta and I definitely will try the chickpea pasta because I love both chickpeas & pasta. I would try it with a tomato based sauce and parmesan cheese.

  36. Monique L.S. says:

    I love that Chickapea pasta is made with only 2 ingredients.

  37. Carol Denny says:

    I will make mac & cheese with it!

  38. i would use a mixed cheeses sauce on it.

  39. I’d put an arrabiata sauce on it!

  40. Tainan Lu says:

    I would love to put basil pesto on my Chickapea pasta.

  41. i would love to try this in a chicken parm recipe

  42. Melinda Jana says:

    with a rose sauce

  43. kathy downey says:

    I would love to try a hot cheese sauce in my Chickapea pasta.

  44. Florence Cochrane says:

    I would use a tomato baste sauce on my chickpea pasta. I have not tried the pasta but is does sounds interesting.

  45. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    I like that chickpea pasta is healthy

  46. Louise Gilbert says:

    I’m not sure yet. put I think pesto on the pasta would taste wonderful

  47. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I love that chickpea pasta is better for you! I love healthy food.

  48. Anne Taylor says:

    I think I’d put a fresh light basil pesto on this pasta!

  49. Anne Taylor says:

    I think I’d put a fresh light basil pesto on this pasta!

  50. Kim Tanti says:

    I would love to try the chickpea pasta. My daughter is in to nutrition and she loves chickpeas. She will eat then right out of the can as a snack. We try to eat as healthy as possable.

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