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Chickpeas With Pasta And Zucchini

Cuisine: Italian
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 lb 227g / 8ozItalian sausage
1   Onion - large, chopped
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlFennel seeds
1   Chickpeas - drained 19 oz
3   Zucchini - chunks
1   Salt
1 tablespoon 15mlOlive oil
1 teaspoon 5mlBasil - dried
1   Bay leaf
1 cup 237mlSmall shell pasta
1   Parsley - fresh, chopped
1   Black pepper - freshly ground

Recipe Instructions

Place sausages in saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes. Drain and cut into 1/2 inch slices. In a large saucepan, heat oil on high heat and cook sausage slices until browned on all sides. Add onion and garlic; cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, including juice, basil, fennel seeds and bay leaf. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add chickpeas, pasta shells and zucchini. Cover and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes more or until pasta is tender. Sprinkle with parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste. For a meatless dish, leave out the sausage.

Mario Batali


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