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

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

594 calories; protein 21.4g; carbohydrates 84.3g; fat 20.1g; cholesterol 69.8mg; sodium 319.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
Easy Basic ingredients Healthy and Filling! And the best bit is both husband and son liked it...I mean my 6 year old son ACTUALLY ate it! This is a boy that does not combine food together like veggies or beans in pasta...This time he picked out the beans but then reluctantly ate them anyway. I only made this because I had the ingredients and was feeling lazy. Will make again definitely. By the way I added a bit of smoked bacon because I had it. They both noticed that flavour and liked it...a lot. Still would be good without. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/19/2006
I had never eaten pasta fazul before but my boyfriend is Italian and always spoke so lovingly of his grandmother's version. So I tried this version and... It tastes very healthy. And not extremely flavorful even as leftovers. But if you want a huge pot of healthy tasting pasta and beans this is great. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2006
Easy Basic ingredients Healthy and Filling! And the best bit is both husband and son liked it...I mean my 6 year old son ACTUALLY ate it! This is a boy that does not combine food together like veggies or beans in pasta...This time he picked out the beans but then reluctantly ate them anyway. I only made this because I had the ingredients and was feeling lazy. Will make again definitely. By the way I added a bit of smoked bacon because I had it. They both noticed that flavour and liked it...a lot. Still would be good without. Read More
(19)
Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2006
I had never eaten pasta fazul before but my boyfriend is Italian and always spoke so lovingly of his grandmother's version. So I tried this version and... It tastes very healthy. And not extremely flavorful even as leftovers. But if you want a huge pot of healthy tasting pasta and beans this is great. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2008
Good hearty pasta dish. My kids liked it. WAY more than 5 svg for our family more like 8. Paired well with a fresh greens salad and garlic bread. Not a soup though as the play off of pasta fagioli might suggest. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2004
This worked out great with ingredients I already had in my kitchen. I added a little dry red wine in the simmering stage which added a nice flavor! Was a great mid-winter stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2008
My family LOVES this recipe. I add some kidney beans and don't use as much crushed pepper flakes as the recipes calls for. I've made this over and over since finding it. It is easy and tastes better the next day as leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
What a great and easy dish. I used fresh tomatoes and had to omit the herbs because I didn't have them and it still came out great. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/05/2010
Made this exactly as written but found it to be extremely bland. There seemed to be way too much pasta for the amount of sauce also. Now we have a mountain of leftovers and I will probably add some spaghetti sauce to that just to make it more appealing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2008
Wonderful recipe..it brings me back to childhood days at grandmoms! Mangia! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2009
This was a great recipe and so easy to make. I used a tin of San Marzano tomatoes and italian seasoning instead of basil and oregano. Very tasty. Read More
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