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Cheesy Roasted Chickpeas

Cheesy Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are a salty, crunchy, cheesy, and of course healthy snack you can take with you almost anywhere. Using nutritional yeast makes it vegetarian and vegan-friendly! 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 2 cans No Salt Added Chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt or Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika


  • Pour the chickpeas into a sieve and rinse in the sink.
  • Take a paper towel and gently pat the chickpeas down while they’re still in the sieve to get rid of excess water.
  • Get two or three plates and place a paper towel down on each of them. Pour the chickpeas onto the plates so that they’re laid flat.
  • Pat the chickpeas with a paper towel one more time, trying to absorb as much water as you can. Be careful not to pat too hard and crush them.
  • Go through the chickpeas to remove any skins that fell off.
  • Let the chickpeas sit on the counter for one hour to dry.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°.
  • Pour the chickpeas into a bowl and add two tablespoons of olive oil plus half a teaspoon of garlic salt (or sea salt if preferred).
  • Gently stir the chickpeas until they’re all coated.
  • Place the chickpeas onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • *Roast for 35 to 55 minutes. Check every 10 minutes to stir them around and make sure they’re not starting to burn.
  • Put the chickpeas into a large bowl immediately and add a quarter cup of nutritional yeast, one teaspoon of garlic powder, one teaspoon of onion powder, and one teaspoon of paprika.
  • Gently stir the chickpeas around in the bowl with a spoon to coat them.
  • Let them cool for a few minutes and then store them in a glass or plastic container for 3 to 7 days.


*The roasting time depends on how dry the chickpeas are and how your oven works.
Keyword chickpeas, nutritional yeast, vegan, vegan cheese