Lena's Pasta Fazul


My version of a classic. Cannellini beans, tomatoes and pasta. Healthy and satisfying.

4 to 6 servings


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped parsley

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 3 cups whole peeled tomatoes, sliced

  • 2 cups drained canned cannellini beans

  • 1 pound uncooked pasta

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil until hot in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, carrot, parsley, basil, oregano and red pepper. Saute until onions become tender.

  2. Stir in the tomatoes plus 1/2 cup of their can juices. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and stir frequently for 10 minutes or until the carrots are tender. Stir in the cannellini beans, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

  3. Cook pasta in 4 quarts of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and toss pasta with 2 tablespoons olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Add pasta to cannellini bean mixture and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

594 Calories
20g Fat
84g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 594
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 319mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 31%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 22mg 111%
Calcium 219mg 17%
Iron 8mg 47%
Potassium 1093mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.