5 Ingredient Baked Ziti with Spinach and Chickpeas

  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Vegetarian
  • Cuisine: Italian


This 5 Ingredient Baked Ziti with Spinach and Chickpeas is perfect for an easy vegetarian weeknight dinner!  It’s loaded with lots of spinach and chickpeas to balance out the cheese!


  • 16 ounces ziti pasta
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, or 1 1/2 cups
  • 4 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 24 cups baby spinach leaves, depending on how much you like
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, I like to use Monterey Jack or mozzarella.  Vegan cheese if desired


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.  Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.  Add ziti noodles and cook according to package directions.
  • Drain noodles and add back into the pot.  Stir in spaghetti sauce, chickpea and spinach.
  • Add half the noodle mixture into a large baking dish and cover with half of the cheese mixture.  Add the rest of the noodles on top and cover with the remaining cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake until pasta is heated through and cheese is melted, 20-25 minutes.