Italian Pasta and Beans (Pasta Faggioli)

Total Time
15 mins
40 mins

A totally vegetarian, healthy dish that is delicious and comforting. Loaded with fiber, low in fat and calories...healthy doesn't get much better than this! Serve with crusty Italian or French bread :)

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  1. Cook pasta as box instructs, in boiling salted water.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until hot.
  3. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook for 15 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add garlic and cook one minute more.
  5. Add beans, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and water and heat to boiling over high heat.
  6. Reduce heat to low-med heat and simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes.
  7. Stir in drained pasta, cheese and parsley and cook until heated through.