Costco Chickapea Pasta Review

Normally I don’t think of pasta as a high-protein food, but this Chickapea Pasta from Costco isn’t your typical pasta. It’s made from chickpeas and lentils, so it’s got a lot of protein in each serving. Does that mean it’s better for you than regular pasta? Maybe! Will it fool you into thinking you’re eating normal pasta? Maybe!

Image of the Chickapea Pasta box unopened sitting on a table.
Costco Chickapea Pasta.

Other pasta products from Costco I enjoy are the Kirkland Signature Meat Lasagna, Rana Tagliatelle Seasoned White Chicken & Mushroom Sauce, Kirkland Signature Five Cheese Tortelloni, Banza Chickpea Pasta, Kirkland Signature Spinach & Cheese Ravioli, and the Scoiattollo Grilled Vegetable Organic Ravioli.

Location in Store

This is located in the aisle with all the other pasta and the Rao’s Marinara Sauce as well as dry noodles and quinoa. The item number is 1359092.

Top down image of a pot of cooked and drained chickpea pasta sitting on a stovetop.
After cooking it.


I really like this pasta! Once you pair it with a sauce or any other ingredients you can’t really tell the taste differs that much from regular pasta. The one thing I do notice is that the texture of the chickpea pasta is firmer than regular pasta, a bit tougher you might say.

Top down image of the chickpea pasta served on a white plate alongside chicken parmesan.
I served it with my famous chicken parmesan.

If you try it completely plain you may say that it has a bit of an earthy flavor but I don’t mind it. I was shocked that even my husband enjoyed this and happily ate it with his chicken parmesan I made.

Closeup image of a fork with chickpea pasta on it close to the camera, in the background of the image is pasta and chicken parmesan on a white plate.
Tastes just like regular pasta when paired with sauce!


The one kiligram box costs $12.99 Canadian at Costco which is a really good deal! A 227 gram box of the same pasta at my local grocery store costs $6.29 Canadian.

Top down image of a pot of boiling water on a stovetop with pasta in it cooking.
The pasta needs to be cooked for 8-10 minutes.


The box has an expiry date that’s 16 months from when I bought it and it’s made in Italy which is kind of fancy!

Image of the back of the box of pasta showing ingredients, nutrition facts and product description.
Make every bite count!

To cook the pasta bring four liters of water to a boil and add 227 grams or four cups of pasta to the boiling water. Cook for 8 to 9 minutes, mantaining a steady boil until the desired tenderness is reached. I always like to cook mine for 9 or 10 minutes because I find chickpea pasta too hard at 8 minutes.

Image of the cooking instructions for the chickapea pasta from the back of the box.
Cooking instructions.

You can use Chickpea pasta in any way you’d use regular pasta. Ideas are pasta, chicken parmean, pasta salad, pasta casseroles etc.

Top down image of a box of Chickapea pasta open so you can see the pasta, dry, in the box.
The pasta comes dry directly in the box.



In a 100-gram serving or 1/10th of the package, there are 350 calories, three and a half grams of fat, 61 grams of carbohydrates, 11 grams of fibre, two grams of sugar, 23 grams of protein and zero milligrams of sodium.

Just because this is chickpea pasta doesn’t mean it’s low in carbohydrates or calories. It’s similar in carbohydrates to regular pasta and the calories are similar too. The health benefit of chickpea pasta is how much protein it has! 23 grams of protein is a decent amount and will help keep you full.

Image of the nutrition facts for the pasta from the back of the box.
Nutrition facts.


I don’t have much to say about the ingredients list other than that I love it! There are only three ingredients listed and all three are healthy, simple, whole ingredients.

Image of the ingredients from the back of the box.


Taste: 8.5/10

Cost: 9/10

Convenience: 7/10

Nutrition: 8/10 (Not low in calories or carbs but high in protein and nutrients).


Give it a try!

I really like this Chickapea pasta and like using it in place of regular pasta. Some might find the taste a bit earthy but I don’t find that, especially when it’s covered in sauce.

Have you tried chickpea pasta? What did you think of it? Leave a comment below!

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. This product was purchased by Costcuisine for the purpose of producing this review. The opinions in this review are strictly those of Costcuisine. Costcuisine is not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. In the event that Costcuisine receives compensation for a post from the manufacturer of a product or some other third party, the arrangement will be clearly disclosed (including where the manufacturer of a product provides Costcuisine with a free sample of the product).

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2 thoughts on “Costco Chickapea Pasta Review”

  1. I’ve been using this pasta since Costco has carried it. I find it earthy tasting as well but I don’t serve without seasoning and other ingredients. I cannot eat nightshades so I cannot cover the taste with tomato sauce. I generally do Mediterranean style additions.


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