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Vegetarian Pasta

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Mary Feichtel of Binghamton, New York adds a can of beans to noodles to create this fast, flavorful lunch fare. 'You can use any type of pasta you have on hand to make this filling dish,' she notes."
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10 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place beans in a microwave-safe dish; cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes or until heated through. Place pasta in a serving bowl. Add butter and garlic salt if desired; toss until butter is melted. Add beans and cheese; toss to coat. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One 1-cup serving (prepared with margarine and nonfat Parmesan cheese topping and without garlic salt) equals 311 calories, 9 g fat (0 saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 202 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 meat.


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Try with ditalini to make it easier to eat with a spoon. Also if you add a little tomato sauce instead of the butter it makes it completely new, a little healthier and still vegetarian! Great c...

Variation: use baked beans

Easy to prepare, but a little too bland for me.

I made this one night when I had nothing else in the house to cook. It was easy and surprisingly very good. It'll definitely make it to my table again.