20 Minute Fagioli e Pasta (Beans & Macaroni)2015-05-18
- Cuisine: European, Italian, Mediterranean
- Course: Entree, Pasta & Rice, Side Dish
- Skill Level: Easy
- Servings : 3-4
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 20m
This information is per serving.
Calories from Fat80
Serving Size:about 14.5 oz. (420 g)
When I came across canned, organic, white beans, I realized I had not made Fagioli e Pasta in over a year. This simple recipe has less than 500 calories per serving while providing 10 grams of fiber and 28 grams of protein.
I used homemade tomato sauce, but you can use prepared tomato sauce. Depending on how quickly your stove heats water, you can make Fagioli e Pasta in 20 minutes or less.
All you need are three ingredients:
- Prepared tomato sauce (homemade or jar)
- 1 or 2 cans of low sodium white beans
- 6 to 8 oz. of pasta
With these three ingredients you can have a delicious, homemade meal superior to and healthier than most frozen pasta entrees.
Vegetarian Fagioli e Pasta
Using meat sauce is optional. For vegetarian Fagioli e Pasta use meatless homemade or prepared tomato sauce. You can add a second can of beans if desired.
Place sauce and drained beans in a microwave proof serving bowl. Heat 5 to 6 minutes on medium power or until heated trough (temperature 160°F (71°C) or higher.
Add the cooked pasta to the bowl, stir, and serve.
- 15 oz. (425 g) canned low sodium white beans
- 2 cups (470 g) homemade or prepared tomato sauce
- 6 oz. (170 g) elbow macaroni or other small pasta
Method of Preparation
In a 3-4 qt/L pan, bring 2 or more quarts of water to a rolling boil. Cook pasta per manufacturers directions until al dente.
Meanwhile, drain and rinse beans. In a 2 qt/L pan, combine beans and sauce and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until heated through.
Drain pasta and combine with bean sauce in a large mixing bowl. Serve immediately.