Pasta and Beans

Pasta and Beans

47 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
Recipe by  JENNIFER75

“This recipe is so quick and has been in my Italian family for years!”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. In a medium size saucepan heat the olive oil. Saute onion until tender. Stir in tomatoes and entire can of beans. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. Mix pasta with bean mixture and salt as desired.

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Elizabeth P

Elizabeth P

After reading the instructions on this dish, I thought it needed a little something more. I added italian seasoning while simmering, dropped in some spinach leaves once the simmering was complete (they wilt almost immediately w/ heat) & I included a few tablespoons pasta water (a tip I always see mentioned on the cooking shows). I thought it was tasty and will likely make again.



This was one of those nights where I desperately needed groceries but didn't want to go. So I searched for a recipe that contained ingredients I did have and "wa-la" Pasta and Beans it is! A good start for a side dish but here is what I added/changed. I sauteed onion and garlic in olive oil, drained and rinsed beans, tossed in the beans and a can of diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings. Then I added the drained pasta (reserving a 1/4 cup pasta liquid) and tossed this all together. I sprinkled with a little extra olive oil, parm cheese, red pepper flakes and balsamic vinegar. I served it next to Herb Crusted Chicken and everyone ate it very well!



This was absolutely delicious! I love Italian cooking and cuisine and cook it often. This was a simple, yet delicious and satisfying meal. I doubled the entire recipe to make sure I'd have a lot of leftovers. I also added some crushed red peppers in the sautee'ing process since I like food with a little kick. This was wonderful! Thanks Jen!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 279 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 46 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 9.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 228 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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