You cooked an elaborate Thanksgiving feast, you ate up all the leftovers (even though, by day three, you thought they'd never end), and now you're ready for some lighter, easier meals. This spicy pasta with spinach and chickpeas is just the ticket. It comes together in 20 minutes and doesn't taste remotely like turkey, stuffing, or mashed potatoes.
It's always nice when you can squeeze all your dinner essentials into one dish. This recipe takes care of the starch (pasta), veggie (spinach), and protein (chickpeas), all served in one bowl. No need to grab a loaf of bread or make a salad to serve on the side — unless you want to, of course.
Another great thing about this pasta? It only calls for nine ingredients, including staples like olive oil, salt, and pepper. Sometimes simple really is best — especially when you've got flavor boosters like red chili flake, fresh garlic, butter, and Pecorino Romano cheese to jazz it up.
Seriously, if you're stumped on what to make for dinner, this 20-minute miracle meal will snap you right out of your post-holiday daze.
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