Banza Chickpea Pasta Recipe

Gluten free and made from Chickpea flour, Banza pasta is high in fiber and a great option for anyone who is vegan, vegetarian or has specific dietary restrictions.

I fell in love with this product after watching the Netflix Generation Startup showcasing a series of entrepreneurs and their journeys to creating startup companies.  I watched as founder Brian Rudolph and employee Avery Hairston developed the first ever chickpea pasta.  I related to their story of daily hard work, trials and errors of creating something new an innovative.  Entrepreneurs at heart, the duo went on to create a wonderful product that I couldn’t wait to try.

2018 Banza Pasta (1)

Adding it the grocery store list I wondered if my small Texas town would carry such a unique product but was pleasantly surprised with Banza beat me to the punch and reached out to me to send a few boxes for me to tryout!

I had a lot of fun trying out the different pastas and created a Texas edition recipe that I wanted to share with y’all.  The mac and cheese selection that I tried was really great and by far my favorite so far.

Texas Edition: Banza Mac & Cheese Recipe

2018 Banza Pasta


  • 1 Box of Banza Mac & Cheese (we used Cacio E Pepe, but this recipe would be great with Banza’s Classic Cheddar or White Cheddar Mac & Cheese.)
  • 6 Cups of water
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (Optional)
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 lb Sliced Brisket
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped basil
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Barbecue sauce drizzle


Follow the instructions on the box of Mac & Cheese.  As your pasta is cooking, chop the brisket, basil and mix with Parmesan Cheese and set to the side.  Once your pasta is cooked, drain and follow the instructions provided by Banza to create the cheese sauce.  Mix the pasta and cheese sauce together and then add the brisket, basil and Parmesan cheese.  Plate, drizzle a little barbecue sauce on top and enjoy!

Serving Size: 2

Ok, it’s your turn to create a fun recipe! You can try out Banza pasta and select from a variety of pasta including:

  • Ziti
  • Spaghetti
  • Cavatappi
  • Penne
  • Linguine
  • Wheels
  • Elbows
  • Shells
  • Rotini
  • Angel Hair
  • Rigatoni
  • Classic Cheddar Mac & Cheese
  • White Cheddar Mac & Cheese
  • Cacio E Pepe Mac & Cheese

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Bon Appétit – xx Jennifer

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