Once upon a time…
The idea of Making my own Spice Packet Mix
Weighing the options
More about spice packets
And now…Stir Fry Bowtie Pasta with Chickpeas and Corn
I start with a good quality bowtie pasta – it needs to be able to hold its shape when being stir fried after cooking. I’ve also made this using Jovial Gluten Free bowtie pasta and it works well too.
Oh those cute little chickpeas
I then add chick peas. Chick peas happen to be a stealthily healthy food. Most people know of chick peas from hummus, falafel and from big bowls of them at Shalom Zachors, but you can use them for other recipes and they are chock full of good nutrition!
I looked online and found on the http://health.learninginfo.org/chickpeas.htm web page a lot of stats to back that up. Chick peas are a good source of folate, protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc! Shocking! Healthy, but sadly, kind of drab looking.
Add some beautiful yellow Midwest Corn
This recipe needed some pretty color. I added naturally bright yellow corn. Corn is a starchy vegetable but is still nutritious.
And now for the (not so) secret ingredient
The secret ingredient that ties it all together? The spice packet! the entire recipe is cooked in a big wok or skillet until the bowties are browned, slightly crispy and pretty.
This pasta is delicious topped shredded parmesan cheese, but I have topped this recipe with part skim shredded mozzarella or grated parmesan cheese as well. If you want to keep the dish pareve or plant based, you can used a plant based parmesan. It’s great that way too, and it’s how I eat it with the gluten free pasta version of the recipe.
An added bonus is that is smells amazing when it’s cooking. The leftovers are excellent for an easy lunch the next day if you can get to them before someone else shnookers them!Print
Bowtie Pasta with Chickpeas and Corn is a huge family favorite. It’s incredibly flavorful and simple to make using ingredients you already stock in your pantry and freezer.
This recipe contains my secret ingredient – the Spice Packet! For a while I had trouble finding a gluten free variety but thanks to Haddar Brand Gluten Free Italian Dressing packets I was able to bring back this savory and flavorful dish. I topped it with plant based parmesan but you can use dairy cheese if you prefer.
- 16 ounces bow tie pasta, cooked according to package directions
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 15 ounce cans chick peas, drained
- 1 pound frozen corn, defrosted
- 2 spice packets
- 1 tablespoon dehydrated green onion
- 4 ounces shredded parmesan, or grated parmesan, or shredded mozzarella cheese
- Additional dehydrated green onion for garnish.
- In a large skillet or wok heat oil over medium heat.
- Add pasta, chick peas, and corn.
- Stir until ingredients are evenly mixed.
- Add spice packets and green onion.
- Stir until spices are evenly distributed.
- Continue to stir until pasta is browned, approximately 10 minutes.
- Serve hot with cheese sprinkled on top, then garnish with additional dehydrated green onion.
To make this pasta gluten free, use gluten free farfalle and a gluten free spice packet mix.
To make this dish dairy-free, use a plant based shredded parmesan like Follow Your Heart brand.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 437
- Sugar: 7.7 g
- Sodium: 406 mg
- Fat: 10.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 68.4 g
- Protein: 19.2 g
- Cholesterol: 10.2 mg
Keywords: Farfalle, Bowtie Pasta, Chickpea, Chickpeas, Corn, Spice Packet, Gluten Free, Dairy Free
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