Pasta with White Beans and Fresh Herbs

Angela Gray


A great friend gave me this recipe many years ago and it is a dinner time staple at my house. Macaroni, parmesan cheese, fresh herbs, garlic and tomatoes make this dish a family favorite !


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
10 Min


Add to Grocery List

  • 1 can(s)
    diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1
    onion, diced
  • 1
    carrot, diced
  • 2
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp
    chopped fresh basil or 1/4 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 can(s)
    16 oz cannellini beans or white kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can(s)
    garbanzo beans, drained (optional) i love them
  • 8 oz
    macaroni or what small pasta you have on hand
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ·
    garnish with fresh herbs

How to Make Pasta with White Beans and Fresh Herbs


  1. Drain tomatoes, reserving 1/4 cup liquid.
  2. Saute onion and next 5 ingredients in hot oil in a large skillet until onion is tender.
  3. Add tomatoes, reserved liquid, salt, pepper, and sugar.
  4. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 min.
  5. Stir in beans; recover and simmer another 10 min.
  6. Toss cooked macaroni with butter:; top with bean mixture and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  7. Serve immediately with crusty French bread. Garnish as desired, I use fresh herbs.

Printable Recipe Card

About Pasta with White Beans and Fresh Herbs

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

Show 5 Comments & Reviews

20 Drool-worthy Mac And Cheese Recipes

20 Drool-Worthy Mac and Cheese Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Ooey, gooey, cheesy amazingness, macaroni and cheese recipes are our guilty pleasure. Goodness, we love this creamy and yummy dish. If you’re a mac & cheese lover like we are,...

25 Delicious Recipes For Newlyweds

25 Delicious Recipes for Newlyweds

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Now that you've done that whole marriage thing, tackling these delicious recipes shouldn't be a problem. From breakfast to dinner to dessert, these are recipes any newlywed should be able...

Restaurant Favorite Pasta Recipes You Can Make At Home

Restaurant Favorite Pasta Recipes You Can Make at Home

Kitchen Crew

There is an Italian restaurant in my neighborhood that I absolutely love. When it first opened, I became a regular. Maybe too regular... After one meal I realized that I...