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Skillet Cheesy Chickpeas

Need a quick recipe to use canned chickpeas, these Skillet Cheesy Chickpeas are incredible and super easy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Chickpeas, cheesy Chickpeas, cheesy Chickpea recipe, what to make with Chickpeas, easy dinners with Chickpeas, Chickpea dinner, recipes with Chickpeas
Servings: 4 people
Author: Gaby


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • basil and bread to garnish / serve


  • Heat the olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add the onion and saute for 3-5 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the chickpeas and stir to combine, followed by the marinara sauce, boiling water to thin it out and season with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the shredded cheese on top and transfer to the broiler to melt the cheese until bubbly and golden. Season with salt and pepper and basil and serve with chunky bread on the side. Also excellent served over roasted chicken!