Penne and Beans

Penne and Beans

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This is a very quick meal and very good for you with a nice balance of protein and vitamins. It's been in my family for years!


Serves: 4 

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 (400g) tin cannellini beans
  • 150g penne
  • salt to taste

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. In a medium size saucepan, heat the olive oil. Sauté onion until tender. Stir in tomatoes and entire tin of beans. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add penne 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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Used different ingredients. 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 chillis in the sautee'ing process since I like food with a little kick. This was wonderful! Thanks Jen! - 29 Sep 2008


Used different ingredients. 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 capsicumflakes and balsamic vinegar. I served it next to Herb Crusted Chicken and everyone ate it very well! - 29 Sep 2008


Used different ingredients. Needs some added spice. I added some fresh ground black pepper and a tablespoon of oregano. Nothing can beat this for a FAST and healthy meal at a bargain price! - 29 Sep 2008

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