Fast and Low Fat Beans and Tomatoes for a Weeknight

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I had planned to make something nice for dinner tonight but a headache overcame me and I decided to scale down. Using a suggestion in a magazine as a jumping off point, I made this up. It was quite tasty! Serve this over rice or noodles. We liked "no yolk" egg noodles (the ones made only with egg whites so there is no cholestorol) but many other options would work.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a pan and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. When it is warm, add the garlic and onion and cook until starting to get translucent.
  3. Drain and rinse the canned beans.
  4. (Rinsing gets rid of some of the sodium.).
  5. Add the can of tomatoes with juice, and then the drained and rinsed beans as well as the basil.
  6. Mix it all together.
  7. Let it simmer 5-10 minutes (or while the pasta cooks) until it is bubbly.
  8. If you like your beans softer, let it cook longer.
  9. Serve over pasta or rice.


Most Helpful

Nice and fast! We have made this several times and will again. Thank you!

Matt & Aimee February 16, 2009

What a simple and tasty supper. Instead of serving over pasta I decided to serve it as a Bruschetta topping...YUM. Dont forget to season well with salt and cracked pepper. Reviewed for Spring 2007 Pick A Chef

Stardustannie May 17, 2007

Delicious, easy and good, I mixed this with white rice, thanks ladypit, my DS gobbled it up...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz January 29, 2006

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