This is a fun and nutritious meal your kids will love! Sweet sun-dried tomatoes and Barilla Ready Pasta Rotini ready in 5 minutes from start to finish! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Rotini with Chickpeas and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

One of my favorite pastas is a simple spaghetti made with blended sun-dried tomatoes in oil and a dash of balsamic vinegar. I know it sounds crazy simple, but you wouldn’t believe how tasty it is!

That’s because sun dried tomatoes are packed with so much flavor that they can act as a substitute for any tomato-based sauce. I always keep a jar in my pantry to use as a flavor booster for dishes that need a little extra oomph.

So when it came time to create another kid-friendly pasta recipe that busy parents can quickly whip up for the whole family to enjoy, I grabbed my jar of sun-dried tomatoes and some Barilla Ready Pasta from my pantry and got cooking!

Today’s recipe may just be the fastest recipe on my blog – 6 minutes is all you need to make this dish from start to finish!

It’s also nutritious and I’m using ingredients that most of us already have in the kitchen, such as canned chickpeas and dried oregano. As for the pasta, I’m using Barilla Ready Pasta to speed up the cooking process. The fully cooked rotini comes in a pouch that only needs to be microwaved for 60 seconds before it’s ready to be served. The pasta contains no preservatives and is made with only three ingredients – pasta, a dash of extra virgin olive oil, and a pinch of sea salt. I’m using rotini for this dish because the spiral shape grabs hold of pieces of sun-dried tomatoes with each forkful. You get the perfect bite, every bite!

This is a no-fail recipe because none of the ingredients need to be cooked on a stove. And each time I use Barilla Ready Pasta it comes out perfectly al dente!

Cooking healthy meals for your kids doesn’t always mean it has to take long. By choosing pre-made healthy ready-to-eat ingredients such as canned chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes in oil and fully cooked pasta, you can save a lot of time in the kitchen and still feed your family a wholesome meal.

You can make this rotini with chickpeas and sun-dried tomatoes ahead of time and serve it hot or at room temperature. It’s an easy lunch for your kids to take to school and for you to take to work, especially because you can make it ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days.

Did you like this Barilla Ready Pasta Rotini With Chickpeas And Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe? Are there changes you made that you would like to share? Share your tips and recommendations in the comments section below!


Rotini with Chickpeas and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 people 1x
  • Category: Noodles
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 1 pouch Barilla Ready Pasta Rotini
  • 1/3 cup canned chickpeas (drained)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 sun-dried tomatoes in oil (patted dry and chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Knead Barilla Ready Pasta Rotini pouch and tear the top. Microwave for 60 seconds and transfer rotini into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and toss well. Season with salt and pepper and divide rotini among two bowls. Serve.


  • Serving Size: 0
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 0
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Recipe, kid friendly, pasta,

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