Sausage & Chickpea Skillet

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2023
This quick sausage and chickpea dish is perfect for weeknight meals! You can throw it together quickly with just a few ingredients. —Phyllis Schwartz, Arcadia, Florida
Sausage & Chickpea Skillet Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound Italian sausage links, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can (28 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Hot cooked rice or pasta, optional


  1. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook sausage until no longer pink; drain. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute the onion, green pepper, celery, carrot and garlic in olive oil for until vegetables are tender, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, chickpeas, tomato paste, sugar, Italian seasoning, pepper flakes and sausage.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered until heated through, 4-6 minutes. Serve with rice if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 284 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 619mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 fat.