Fettuccine With Leeks and White Beans

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 10 mins

I love leek recipes and this one sounds interesting! Found in Everyday Food.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-low heat. Add leeks, 3/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add beans, broth and sage to pan; with a potato masher, mash about 1/3 of the beans. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer. Cook until sauce has thickened but is still soupy, about 10 minutes. Cool; transfer to a covered container and keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse. Transfer to a bowl and toss with remaining tbsp of oil to coat.
  4. In large 5-quart saucepan over medium heat, bring sauce and lemon juice to a simmer. Stir in cream and Parmesan. Add pasta; cook, stirring, until heated through. Serve sprinkled with more Parmesan cheese.


Most Helpful

This was very good, but I think next time I will not add the parsley or lemon juice. I thought the flavor was better without them. I used whole wheat rotini and I didn't have heavy cream so I used 1/2 cup evaporated milk with 1/2 Tb flour. Very good, healthy, meatless dinner!

Shana C May 10, 2007

Very good light supper dish that we enjoyed with some minor changes. I halved the majority of the ingredients but used fresh sage and more cheese than listed. The cheese I used was some leftover mozzarella, parmesan and romano - probably totally about 3/4 cup of cheese. I also used linguine for the pasta (about 12 ounces). I also thought this would be wonderful with a touch of garlic and for a meat pasta dish adding some leftover chicken would be a wonderful addition. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ April 28, 2005

Simply delicious--though I made some changes. I used suy beans (cause that's what I had) and I started to partially puree and tasted and decided to puree the whole sauce--the result: a lovely pale green not-too-thick sauce for the fettucini. A mild flavor, but one could really taste the nice delicate flavor of the leeks. A very enjoyable dish, Maybe next time I will try adding just a touch of garlic and a tiny hit of hot pepper. This is a perfect pasta course to follow some strongly flavored appetizer and preceed a rich meat or fish course.

Chef Kate April 28, 2005

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