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BEST Snack Ever – Cacio e Pepe Roasted Chickpeas Recipe 🇮🇹

This gluten free, protein rich snack is the perfect cacio e pepe fix!

Chickpeas are one of my favorite snacks! I love them fried (like in this recipe here) but baked is a nice, healthy alternative. This recipe incorporates black pepper and Pecorino cheese to recreate one of my favorite pastas, cacio e pepe. This is a great protein rich, gluten free option!


  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Pecorino Romano


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. In a bowl, toss chickpeas with a splash of olive oil, sea salt and black pepper.
  3. Bake chickpeas on a rimmed sheet tray for 30-40 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Make sure to mix chickpeas around halfway through to bake evenly. (Optional: fry them using this recipe here)
  4. Sprinkle Pecorino over chickpeas and toss with more salt to taste. Serve warm. 

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