Marinara Sauce with Chickpeas and Kale

This easy-to-make Marinara Sauce with Chickpeas and Kale is perfect to top spaghetti squash, pasta, and so much more!

  • Author: Maryea Flaherty | Happy Healthy Mama
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: recipes
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning blend
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 leaves latticino kale, stems removed and chopped


  1. In a large skillet or stockpot over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the onion and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and let it cook another 30 seconds-1 minute.
  2. Add the chickpeas, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning blend, salt, and pepper and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer, gently, for 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chopped kale and allow it to simmer until it wilts, a few minutes. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed. Enjoy!


Keywords: Marinara Sauce