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


  • 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.

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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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