A Quick and Easy Store Cupboard Chickpea Stew Recipe

Caitriona Redmond

October 28, 2018

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This delicious and easy-to-make store cupboard chickpea stew recipe is incredibly versatile and adapts well to whatever you have on hand.

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The beauty of this chickpea recipe is that the majority of it comes from store cupboard essentials. So when you’re at the end of the month and you’re down to using your tins and jars this will make a very delicious and good value meal.

It can also easily become a vegetarian recipe (just leave out the bacon lardons). It’s cheap and quick to make particularly if the weather is so bad you don’t want to be dragging yourself to the shops. Feel free to add any vegetables you would like.

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Store Cupboard Chickpea Stew Recipe

Serves 4


  • 1 tin of cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 400ml of water
  • 250g bacon lardons
  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 small onion or shallot
  • 1 tin of sweetcorn (or frozen sweetcorn would work too)
  • 200g of spaghetti or any other dried pasta is fine too


  1. Put your pot on a medium heat.
  2. Open all your tins and drain the chickpeas & sweetcorn.
  3. Chop the onion and garlic finely.
  4. Place the sunflower oil in the pot and allow to come to heat then add the bacon lardons and fry gently for a few minutes before adding the onion and garlic and frying for a couple more minutes.
  5. Add the smoked paprika, stir for another minute.
  6. Add the drained chickpeas and stir around so that they are coated in the onions, garlic & paprika.
  7. Now add your tomatoes and/or special sauce along with the water.
  8. Stir well then break up the pasta into small pieces straight into the pot.
  9. Bring to a simmer then cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  10. Now add the sweetcorn (to keep it crunchy) and serve.

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This recipe, and more, is available on Wholesome Ireland.

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A Quick and Easy Store Cupboard Chickpea Stew Recipe

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Published On: October 28th, 2018 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: March 29th, 2021 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Caitriona Redmond

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Caitriona is a food writer, blogger and author, as well as a mother to 2 boys and a teen stepdaughter. After Caitriona was laid off during the recession, with her family budget getting smaller she found herself facing a shrinking amount of money on a weekly basis to spend on food. She could feed the family on convenience food for the same amount that she had to spend but she chose to cook the best food she could within their tight budget. Her blog is about her, how she manages and the rollercoaster that parenting and living on a tight budget brings.

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