Pasta with Beans and Spinach Parmesan

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

An easy meatless recipe that works well with any kind of small pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta until just tender.
  2. Ladle 1 cup of pasta cooking liquid into bowl and reserve.
  3. Drain pasta.
  4. Saute onion& garlic in oil, then add 1 T water to skillet& cook over medium heat until onion is golden and tender, stirring often.
  5. Add 1 c reserved pasta cooking liquid, spinach& tomatoes to skillet.
  6. Cover& cook until spinach wilts, about 3 minutes.
  7. Add cannellini beans& pasta.
  8. Cover& cook until heated, about 2 minutes.
  9. Stir in cheese& season with salt& pepper.
Most Helpful

I used feta cheese and let people sprinkle parmigian. Very good flavor all blended together and I gave it a dash of white wine, because, why not!

Farmer Julia May 11, 2016

I used the chickpeas too as I didn't have any cannellini beans. I didn't have any parmesan and used Ramono which is a little stronger, but fabulous. Thank you

stuckinarut November 12, 2008

I'm always looking for a meatless, high protein meal during Lent. This was wonderful. Very filling and healthy. Served with whole grain bread, salad, and, of course, red wine.

Chicagogal February 06, 2008