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 !


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15 Min
10 Min


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1 can(s)
diced tomatoes, undrained
onion, diced
carrot, diced
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


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

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About Pasta with White Beans and Fresh Herbs

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

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