I love eggs, and I love any time that I have an excuse to eat eggs for dinner. Eggs, Chickpeas, & Prosciutto in a Creamy Tomato Sauce was the perfect impromptu dinner. Ted and I saw this recipe, while we had prosciutto and soppressata to use up from a local salumeria called Bricco in Boston’s North End. This seems like a fitting meal, as we leave the North End for the other side of the harbor in Charlestown. We ate this as a dinner, and I added more spices and red pepper for a quick. I cut the heavy cream in half and swapped for almond milk, again, because that’s what we have on hand in our fridge. Plus, almond milk is a bit healthier than heavy cream. Pair with this bread to soak up the juices and that runny yolk. Oh, and don’t be like me and only add 7 eggs; apparently I miscounted!
Ingredients (serves 4 with 2 eggs each).
- 2 t olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained
- 1 T tomato paste
- 1 t rosemary
- 1/2 t oregano
- 1/2 t basil
- 1/4 t thyme
- 1/2 t red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
- 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
- 8 eggs
- 4 slices prosciutto, cut/ripped into bite-size pieces
- Black pepper
- In a large sauté pan, sauté olive oil, garlic, and peppers over medium heat.
- When sizzling, stir in chickpeas, tomato paste, and spices and sauté until fragrant.
- Pour in tomatoes and almond milk and bring to a simmer.
- Create wells with a spoon in veggie and chickpea mixture. Carefully crack eggs on top, cover, and cook until egg whites are set and yolks are done to your preference.
- Drape prosciutto around eggs, remove from heat, and let sit uncovered for 2-3 min to let prosciutto mix with the juices.
- Serve 2 eggs equally divided chickpeas, veggies, and sauce.
Adapted from Bon Appetit’s “One Skillet Creamy Chickpeas with Runny Eggs and Prosciutto.“
Nutrition for 1 of 4 (each has two eggs).
379 calories • 15.4 g fat (37%) • 35.7 g carbs (39%) • 21.9 g protein (24%) • 7.3 g fiber • 7 g sugar • 729 mg sodium
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.