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Made this for dinner last night for two semi-skeptical Minnesotans (I think they have trouble with the idea of pasta without cream or tomato based sauce). Cooked by the recipe this time, and had some suggestions for next time. First, I won't use spaghetti - even my monster skillet was not big enough for 1 pound of long noodles. Next time I'll probably use penne or something similar. Second, it was a bit bland, which was a surprise. I think I'll up the garlic and spices quotient. Overall, a really good idea, and I loved a new way to use beans in a pasta dish! 'Absorption pasta' is still my favorite way to cook the stuff, and soo much easier than hauling some monster pot around! Thanks for posting!

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ThatCaptJim April 21, 2012

This is a great recipe! I also saw this show and had to try it. I have made it a few times since then. I don't add the spaghetti until after the veggies are softened, since they didn't seem to get to the bottom of the pan with all that spaghetti in there (I used my biggest 12" pan).

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Half Hearted Chef August 23, 2009

I made this last night and it is so good! It requires a lot of attention but it is so delicious I didn't mind.

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Irmgard September 06, 2008

This is one of my FAVORITE food network recipes. Wonderful!

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brandywine1974 December 02, 2007

OMG, I found this on the Food Network website, and I am soo in love. I have like no money, so this is a great, filling recipe. I didn't use all the oil/butter and I didn't have any pancetta or carrots, but it was still awesome! It's so creamy and flavorful. I would have never thought about cooking spaghetti like this, but it's amazing. Everyone needs to try this recipe! Thanks for posting here!

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Sheepie87 October 27, 2007
Creamy Spaghetti and Beans - Rachael Ray