Three Cheese Baked Chickpeas



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What do you do when you’re standing in your kitchen at 5pm, holding the door of the fridge open, feeling exhausted with absolutely NO desire to drive to the grocery store (for the third time this week)?! You reach for an easy, one pot meal (made with ingredients you have on hand)- like these three cheese baked chickpeas!

I’ve been there, mama, and as much as meal planning saves me more often than not, we all have those nights- and it’s why I created a cookbook devoted entirely to meals that will save your busy weeknights- the SOS Family Dinners Cookbook.

With 35 mostly one-pot meals, including slow cooker and instant pot meals when you need dinner (basically) done for you but you don’t want to call for takeout, the SOS Family Dinners cookbook is divided into categories based on main ingredient- so you can save money and time using what you already have on hand. This recipe is one of my favorite family-friendly one-pot comfort meals I created for this cookbook (and it’s vegetarian, to boot!).

Packed with plant-based protein but comforting and cheesy enough that my meat-loving husband reached for thirds (my kids loved it, too!), this sneak peek recipe from the SOS Family Dinners cookbook is one I hope will save your supper, time and time again!

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Three Cheese Baked Chickpeas

  • Author: Kristin Dovbniak
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x



1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup diced onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 cups (2 cans) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 tbsp Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 1/2 cups marinara sauce

1/2 cup ricotta cheese

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

parsley to top


  1. Preheat oven to 400. Heat olive oil to medium in a large sautee pan.

  2. Add onion and cook until turning translucent. Stir in garlic for 10-15 seconds.

  3. Stir in chickpeas and season with Italian seasoning and sea salt. Cook for 1-2 minutes to allow to season.

  4. Remove from heat and stir in ricotta and marinara. Taste, adding more cheese if your marinara is acidic.

  5. Pour into a casserole dish and top with mozzarella and parmesan. Bake for 20 minutes, broiling for the last 2-3 until cheese is bubbly.

  6. Serve topped with chopped parsley.


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