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Cheesy Chickpeas–Ready In 15 Minutes!

Cheesy, savory, healthy & vegan chickpeas, perfect for any time you’re craving healthy comfort food.

Cheese Chickpeas

Do you ever get so busy that you completely lose track of time? And then when you finally look at the clock, you have no idea how it got to be so late?

This happens to me often; I’ll get wrapped up in a project, and suddenly it will be dark outside before I’ve even thought about what to make for dinner. These are the times when I’ll find myself falling back on quick & easy recipes like today’s cheesy chickpeas, where the entire meal can come together in 15 minutes flat. When you’re already hungry, the last thing you want to do is wait an hour or more for your meal to be ready.

Another one of my favorite easy healthy meals is this Vegan Quinoa Recipe.


The chickpea bowls can be:

  • Soy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Sugar Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free
  • Just 6 Ingredients

You simply blend the sauce ingredients, stir in the chickpeas, and heat it up. Just 10-15 minutes, and you’re done! Serve it in a bowl over rice or pasta, or use this tutorial for How To Cook Spaghetti Squash.

Creamy Cheesy Chickpea Bowls (Vegan, GF, Healthy)

Cheesy Chickpeas

Adapted from Cheesy Ramen Noodle Bowls

Cheesy Chickpeas–Ready In 15 Minutes!

Total Time: 15m
Yield: 2-4 servings
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  • 1 cup cooked or canned white beans
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice or cashew cream for extra creaminess
  • Either 1/3 cup cheese shreds such as Daiya vegan, OR 5 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Salt to taste - I like 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • If using nutritional yeast, add 1/2 tsp white or cider vinegar (can be omitted)
  • optional 1 diced shallot
  • optional 2 tsp buttery spread or olive oil – I really like the rich depth of flavor this adds, especially if not using the cheese version
  • optional pinch turmeric, thyme, rosemary, etc.
  • 1 cup cooked or canned chickpeas
  • optional diced veggies or steamed broccoli


Drain and rinse beans if using canned. If using the shallot for extra flavor, sauté it in the oil until it browns. Blend together all ingredients–except chickpeas, optional veggies, and cheese– either in a blender or with a hand blender. Add the chickpeas and cheese (if using), and heat on low, stirring occasionally, until desired serving temperature is reached and cheese is melted. Add more milk of choice if sauce is too thick, and stir in steamed broccoli if you wish. Taste, and season as needed.

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More Ways To Use Chickpeas:

blender muffins

Flourless Blender Muffins


vegan marshmallow fluff

Vegan Marshmallow Fluff


cookie dough dip

Healthy Cookie Dough Dip


Chocolate Chip Makeout Pie

Deep Dish Cookie Pie

Published on May 7, 2018

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  1. Natasha @ Thoughts of Tradition says

    I like the idea of cheesy beans, and I think I will try this, perhaps with a different kind of bean due to my unfortunate disdain for chickpeas. I also like how this is a high-protein recipe. This actually reminds me of Bush’s Baked Beans, just a savory version. Have a wonderful Monday.

  2. Tameer Hussain says

    Hey Katie,
    This recipe is so nice and clean. Your blog is so nice and you have great content. Can you please make some high protein recipes with less budget and cheap protein foods?

  3. Sinia says

    Do you think it would freeze well? I recently started getting into mealprepping and now I am always on the hunt for easy, clean and well-freezing meals 🙂

  4. Anna Allen says

    Yum! I wasn’t sure what to expect from this recipe but so glad I tried it. It reminds me of a broccoli and cheese casserole from when I was little. I ended up roasting my broccoli (have you roasted frozen broccoli before? It is SO easy and super yummy. Set oven to 400. Open a frozen 1 lb bag of broccoli. Put a silpat on your baking sheet and spread out broccoli. Drizzle a tiny bit of olive oil and sprinkle with your favorite seasonings and then toss. I used a montreal chicken seasoning and bake for about 30-35 minutes.) Once I cooked my rice and cooked the chickpea cheeze sauce, I combined the rice, cheeze, and broccoli into a casserole dish and baked for about 10 minutes together. It would be really yummy with some bread crumbs on top too. Thanks for the inspirational dinner!

  5. Kristy says

    Thanks for a wonderful recipe! My family loves it, and it has become a regular at our house. We use all beans instead of chickpeas, and, not being vegan but appreciating healthy recipes, I sometimes use broth and powdered coconut milk in place of the milk.

  6. Susan says

    Yum! Like Anna said, made with broccoli this reminds me of the broccoli casserole my mother used to make every thanksgiving.

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