Rating: 4.43 stars
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

The classic cannellini bean, tomato and pasta dish. Hearty and satisfying.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, saute garlic, onion, carrot, parsley, basil and oregano in olive oil until onions are tender.

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  • Add the tomatoes plus 1/4 cup of the can juices and the salt and pepper. Cover and stir frequently, simmering for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the cannellini beans and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions, drain and toss with butter and Parmesan cheese. Add to cannellini bean mixture. Serve immediately with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

452 calories; protein 15.7g; carbohydrates 59.3g; fat 17.7g; cholesterol 15.7mg; sodium 227.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (78)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2006
When the stars make you drool just like pasta fazul, that's amore!. What a great recipe, and easy! The cannellini beans are like mashed potato on the inside. We were quite liberal with the parmesan. Extra tomatoes (and spice) when adding them and mashing some of the beans midway through help make it more of a sauce. Read More
(56)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2005
This recipe was great after we made some corrections to the recipe. There was no liquid until the very end where we ended up blending the whole tomatoes with water and tomato sauce. We also had to constantly add water and tomato jucice (more liquid from another jar of whole pealed tomatoes). After all of these corrections the soup was GREAT!! Read More
(30)
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2006
When the stars make you drool just like pasta fazul, that's amore!. What a great recipe, and easy! The cannellini beans are like mashed potato on the inside. We were quite liberal with the parmesan. Extra tomatoes (and spice) when adding them and mashing some of the beans midway through help make it more of a sauce. Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2010
I love this recipe, it reminds me of my mom's weekly pasta fazul from my childhood. I did make some changes, I used 1 big can of whole peeled tomatoes with all of the juice. I also used dried herbs instead of fresh. I did 1 tablespoon of parsley & basil and 1 teaspoon of oregano. This was full of flavor and perfect. Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2006
Delicious! I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of whole tomatoes and I didn't have cannelini beans so I used a can of baby butter beans; also no macaroni so I used thin spaghetti but really none of these changes really changed the taste of the recipe. I have to say this is a great recipe. I think the absolute key to this recipe is mixing together the butter parmasan cheese and noodles. It gives the noodles a nice texture and a nice taste. I will definitely be making this recipe again. Several times. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2005
This recipe was great after we made some corrections to the recipe. There was no liquid until the very end where we ended up blending the whole tomatoes with water and tomato sauce. We also had to constantly add water and tomato jucice (more liquid from another jar of whole pealed tomatoes). After all of these corrections the soup was GREAT!! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2009
Delicious!!!but I did tweek it a little. I added 1 cup spagetti sauce 1 can chicken broth and the juice of 1/2 of a lemon. The lemon juice will punch up the flavor. I left out the cheese and let that be an add on at the table. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
This excellent dish is a keeper! I followed the recipe exactly - no additions or modifications. It was easy to prepare and does not require fancy ingredients not usually found in your cupboard. I have three meat eaters and a vegetarian in the house and we all enjoyed this dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2010
This turned out good... it's really not a main dish but more of a side dish... I served it with quiches to company and the two were good together. I doubled the recipe using one large (25 oz?) can of diced tomatoes and one smaller can of just tomatoe sauce because of the other reviewer's complaints of it being dry. With my changes it was really good and i'll make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2006
This meal was excellent in terms of ease of preparation and taste. This recipe is sure to become a keeper in our house where beans seem to be a 'terrain d'entente' for a vegetarian and a self-proclamed carnivore. I tweaked it slightly as per the way we like our red pasta sauces but overall it is wonderful as is. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2006
This is delicious! I make it all the time and I don't change a thing! Read More
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