By Tony Tantillo

NEW YORK (CBS 2) – Tony Tantillo with a easy to make dish you can whip up tonight.

Chickpea Pasta

1 can chickpeas
1/2 cup chicken stock
6 oz. grape tomatoes
2 links of hot Italian sausage
1/2 lb. pasta shells
6 oz. Italian parsley
1/4 cup olive oil

Prepare pasta:
– Cook shells in a pot of salted, boiling water for 7-10 minutes, until pasta is al dente. Reserve pasta and some of the water from pot.

Prepare sauce:
– Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in pan.
– Chop sausage links into small pieces, then saute in pan until browned all over.
– Remove sausage from pan, then set aside.
– Degrease pan, then add chickpeas and toast them for 2-3 minutes.
– Add olive oil to pan, simmer for about 1 minute, then add chicken stock.
– Allow liquid to reduce 50%.
– Continue to cook until chickpeas are soft all the way through.
– Cut tomatoes in half then add to pan.
– Return sausage to pan, then add cooked pasta along with a small amount of pasta water.
– Simmer 4-5 minutes.

– Serve garnished with grated Pecorino Romano cheese and Italian Parsley to taste.

(NOTE: Prep times can vary by equipment. Be sure to check that all ingredients are fully cooked.)

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