Butter Bean Pasta

    18 minutes

    This is a hearty and garlicky recipe which is heavenly for a chilly night. The ingredients are very easily adjusted, so if you really like tarragon add more.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g uncooked rotini pasta
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 (400g) tin butter beans, drained and rinsed
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:18min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place rotini pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes until al dente and drain.
    2. Heat the olive oil in a frypan over medium-high heat. Place butter beans in frypan. Season with garlic, tarragon and salt. Cook and stir until heated through. Toss with cooked rotini and top with Parmesan cheese to serve.

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    I grew up hating lima beans. But I actually liked this dish. I didn't have tarragon, so I substituted a combination of fennel and anise. Also, I used lima beans cooked from dry. I liked what sauteing did to the flavor and texture of the limas.  -  11 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I had a can of lima beans that was an "inheritance" from my old roommate. This looked like the most appetizing way to cook them, and after actually trying the recipe, I think I was right. I still didn't like it very much, but I'll give you credit for finding a way to make lima beans palatable.  -  15 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was one of the BEST pasta dishes that I have had in a long time. It is VERY easy to make and is done in the time it takes to boil pasta. If I could have given it 10 stars I would have. Even my 2 and 4 year old sons ate it and they do not like any veggies. Yummy!!!!  -  18 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)