Penne with Cannellini Beans and Feta

    25 minutes

    An easy, quick recipe that uses a combination of convenience and fresh ingredients to produce a very flavourful pasta dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g penne pasta
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 1 (400g) tin cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
    • 350g fresh spinach, rinsed and chopped
    • 100g feta cheese, crumbled

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 10-12 minutes or until 'al dente'. Drain and keep warm.
    2. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes and beans in a large frying pan. Bring to the boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
    3. Add spinach to the sauce, stir and cook further 2 minutes or until spinach wilts.
    4. Serve sauce over pasta and sprinkle with feta.

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    Something else. I thought this was a great simple meal - easy to make and so good! I sauteed some garlic and onion first, added the tomatoes along with 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar, and some italian herbs and let simmer for about a half hour, then adding the beans, fresh basil and spinach. Absolutely delicious!! Will be making on a regular basis... mmmm...  -  21 Jul 2008


    Used different ingredients. Great recipe! Like other reviewers, I also sauteed some garlic (2 cloves) in a teaspoon of olive oil and added basil, oregano, and ground pepper. I might try a pinch of crushed chilli next time.  -  21 Jul 2008


    Something else. It's excellent but I made LOTS of changes based on other reviews. I chopped tomatoes from 2 tins of whole tomatoes. I sauteed three diced garlic cloves in 2 Tbsp olive oil and began the sauce with that. I addded 1 tsp basil and 1 tsp oregano to the sauce. I doubled the amount of pasta to serve all five people in my family. I crumbled 200g of feta cheese and tossed it with the entire pasta/sauce mixture instead of just putting it on top. I think it's great now.  -  21 Jul 2008