Recipe courtesy of Justin Chapple

Beans-and-Greens Pasta with Fried Eggs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
This recipe is sponsored by Target. Creamy chickpeas and silky spinach meet chickpea spaghetti and a lemony broth for a satisfying vegetarian meal that’s also gluten-free. It gets even better: A topping of sunny-side-up eggs and crunchy Parmesan frico chips make it irresistible.



  1. Bring a large saucepan filled two-thirds full of water to a boil. Add a small handful of salt and the spaghetti. Cook for 2 minutes less than the package directions recommend.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spoon four 1-tablepoon rounds of Parmesan into the skillet, leaving space between each. Cook until the cheese is melted and the edges are lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Using a thin spatula, flip the rounds and cook until golden and the chips start to stiffen, 1 to 3 minutes longer. Transfer the frico to a plate to cool and crisp. Do not wipe out the skillet. 
  3. Drain the spaghetti in a colander and rinse under cool water to prevent sticking. Wipe out the saucepan the pasta was cooked in. Place over medium heat and add the oil. Add the onion, garlic and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened and just starting to brown, 6 to 8 minutes.  
  4. Meanwhile, heat the same skillet over medium heat. Crack the eggs into the skillet and sprinkle with salt. Immediately reduce the heat to low and cook until the whites are firm but the yolks are still runny, 5 to 7 minutes.  
  5. Add the broth to onion and garlic in the saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Stir in the chickpeas and lemon zest and juice. Add the spinach, pasta and the remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan. Cook over medium heat, tossing gently, until the spinach is just wilted and the pasta is heated through; season with salt and pepper.  
  6. Divide the pasta among shallow bowls. Top each with a fried egg and a crumbled frico. Serve with more Parmesan.