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Chickpea Casserole

by Meghann on November 30, 2009

What a day!

Returning to work after a 4 day holiday weekend can be a toughie, but I got through it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Between e-mails this morning I snacked on a serving of mixed nuts from Oh! Nuts. (P.S. Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!) ๐Ÿ˜‰


The highlight of my day had to be my fantastic lunch. This was something I have been dreaming about ever since last Thanksgiving.


Left over Turkey + Cranberry Sauce = Best Sandwich Combo Ever!




With my sandwich I had some random okra, broccoli, and a pickle on the side.



Just before 3:00 my mouth wanted to munch, so I pulled out my afternoon snacks.


Turns out I wasn’t as hungry as I originally assumed. I ate all the apricots, but tossed the mini larabar after one bite.

The lack of hunger didn’t stop me from planning a fabulous dinner before I even started heading home. I was in the mood for a hearty casserole, but I had no cheese or milk at home for any of the recipes I was originally envisioning. I did have tons of veggies and a can of chickpeas so I took to twitter for some sound advice.

Gotta love twitter. No matter what question you have someone always has an answer. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I had a few tweets with some great recommendations. All of which inspired me to produce my own fabulous Chickpea Casserole creation. ๐Ÿ™‚


I even took notes as I cooked so I would remember exactly what I used. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Meghann’s Chickpea Casserole

  • 1 can Chickpeas
  • Egg Noodles (I used all I had, perhaps 1/4 of a bag?)
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 large Carrot
  • 4 Whole Mushrooms
  • 8 oz Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 can Vegetable Broth
  • 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Salt & Pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degree. While the oven is warming up bring 2 cups of water to a boil on the stove top and drop the egg noodles in for about 5 minutes or until they still have a little bite to them.


Next chop all the veggies and add to a 9×9 baking dish with the can of chickpeas that has been drained and rinsed.


Coat the vegetables with the 1/4 cup of Whole Wheat Flour and add the can of vegetable broth. Finish mixing everything together with the remaining seasonings and egg noodles.


Bake for 45 minutes at 375. Let stand for 5 minutes so gravy will thicken.


I had a heaping helping of my masterpiece.


It was fabulous. Nutritious and delicious. ๐Ÿ˜‰


My serving barely made a dent in how much food this casserole produced.


Looks like I will be having left overs for a while. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dessert featured a Fudgy Peanut Butter Cup Vitatop.


I made an ice cream sandwich by cutting the vitatop in half and adding a scoop of Tart Honey Frozen Yogurt to the center.


This was a great idea, but in hindsight I would have used a different ice cream. They tart fro yo didn’t exactly go well. I think tomorrow I am going to go on a hunt for Peppermint Ice Cream. ๐Ÿ™‚


Sure looks pretty though, doesn’t it?

Have I mentioned how much I love my new rebel yet? Cause I do!


Me = Obsessed!

Don’t forget to get your votes in for the Sam-e Good Mood Gig!

Good Night!

1 Karla November 30, 2009 at 10:24 pm

I love casseroles! They’re so comfy haha

Glad you love your camera!

2 Sarah November 30, 2009 at 10:29 pm

looks delicious! santa may or may not be bringing me a Rebel in 25 days… ๐Ÿ™‚

3 Danielle November 30, 2009 at 10:48 pm

That casserole looks so good! Yum!

4 legalstyle November 30, 2009 at 10:48 pm

your photos are looking great!!! don’t you ADORE the rebel???

5 Erin November 30, 2009 at 10:49 pm

I ate that same sandwich for dinner — so amazing! It’s a really popular combo in the UK with turkey, cranberries and arugula and I used to eat it almost every day in the fall when I lived in London. ๐Ÿ˜€

6 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) November 30, 2009 at 10:50 pm

I’m obsessed with figuring out how to get a rebel ๐Ÿ™‚ I love cranberry in sammies! I had the best one ever in London…as Erin mentioned above!

7 Marisa (Trim The Fat) November 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Your casserole looks awesome! I love anything with chickpeas!

Congrats on your new camera!

8 weightwatchersforone November 30, 2009 at 11:09 pm

thanks for posting that recipe! i recently posted about the lack of veggie casseroles that are not doused in cheese sauce so i will be keeping this recipe.

fudgy pb vitatops are my fave ๐Ÿ™‚

9 Jenna November 30, 2009 at 11:19 pm

i can definitely see the difference in your photos!
meghann why do you have to be sooo good in creating delicious meals?! haha.
great idea for the vitatop and i defs think you should be on the lookout for some peppermint ice cream, tis the season ๐Ÿ™‚

10 Kara November 30, 2009 at 11:47 pm

I had some Edy’s peppermint ice cream at my parents’ house over the holiday that was pretty good! I kept saying that it needed chocolate, so there you go!

11 greensandjeans December 1, 2009 at 12:36 am

love the pearls meghann!

12 Deirdre December 1, 2009 at 12:43 am

Great looking casserole. I just voted again. How the heck does that one chick have over 26,000 votes?

13 Christy December 1, 2009 at 1:39 am

Your meals look so yummy today! I love the chickpea casserole idea

14 Nicole December 1, 2009 at 1:39 am

So glad you love the camera!

15 Melissa S. December 1, 2009 at 2:08 am

can you make me that casserole when i come? but we make it mexican, with black beans?!?!?! Nom!

16 Alicia December 1, 2009 at 4:15 am

Hi Meghann,

This sounds so random but you look great in that picture of you holding up your new camera. ๐Ÿ˜›

17 Erica December 1, 2009 at 7:54 am

The chickpea casserole looks so so awesome! What a great combination of flavors. Love cranberry sauce- I didn’t get any this year at Thanksgiving. I may need to make up my own batch at home.

18 Laura Georgina December 1, 2009 at 9:03 am

I would have never thought of making a casserole like that with vegetable broth–great idea! Gotta love the “bottom of the cupboard” recipe inventions ๐Ÿ™‚

19 runningaroundnormal December 1, 2009 at 9:12 am

Nice job on combining other’s recipes to make your own! That casserole looks delicious Twitter is a wonderful thing! Sometimes better than Google, haha.
Your pictures look great with the new camera!

20 Abby December 1, 2009 at 9:19 am

I really really love this casserole recipe. I could simply swap the egg noodles and boom.. vegan dish!! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

21 Naomi(onefitfoodie) December 1, 2009 at 9:55 am

great idea with the chickpea cassarole ๐Ÿ™‚ looks so delicious and pretty too! I love chickpeas in anything so this would be right up my ally ๐Ÿ™‚

22 rebecca lustig December 1, 2009 at 10:09 am

What a clever idea!! (the casserole)

I hope you enjoyed every last, delectable bite.

And your camera is almost as gorgeous as you are!

Have a wonderful day!
bec xo

23 eaternotarunner December 1, 2009 at 10:39 am

That sandwich looks so good! Turkey and Cranberry are the perfect combo ๐Ÿ™‚

24 Rose December 1, 2009 at 11:12 am

I’m saving this recipe for sure!

25 Courtney December 1, 2009 at 12:18 pm

First of all, CONGRATS on your half! I was anxious to read about it! Second, the thing I may miss most about being a vegetarian is leftover turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce. And third, I’m so going to try your casserole! Whoohooo!

26 Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life December 1, 2009 at 12:44 pm

The casserole looks delish!

27 Carrie @ I See Monsters December 1, 2009 at 6:05 pm

I had the exact same sandwich today! Thanksgiving leftovers are the best.

28 Nicci@NE December 1, 2009 at 11:22 pm

OKay, okay I’m going to buy cranberry to eat with my turkey sandwiches! asap

29 meyergirl December 1, 2009 at 11:45 pm

The casserole looks great!! I pretty much had the same leftover sandwich for lunch today only on a pita and with TJs cranberry apple butter.

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