Recipe by cricketbird
This recipe is a favorite! Very quick for those days when you get out of work late. I got this years ago from the back of a Ronzoni pasta box. Now I use Barilla Plus multi grain pasta. Taste the pasta from time to time, the Barilla seems to take a bit longer than the regular elbow noodles. So good! Tastes fantastic with corn bread on the side.
Top Review by zaynevrekar
I was absolutely at a loss this evening about what to make for dinner except for the fact that I wanted to go meatless and not order takeout. I had a look at my pantry and saw a variety of legumes and pastas so searched for this recipe. I made a few changes and am very pleased with the results. First of all, I chopped up an onion and several cloves of garlic and sautéed them in olive oil and butter. Next, I used one can apiece of Borlotti beans, Black beans, & Kidney beans that I thoroughly rinsed. After combining the previously mentioned ingredients, I brought them to a boil with stewed tomatoes, water, basil, a bit of Himalayan salt, freshly cracked black pepper, and an assortment of Italian herbs. After adding more water, I added organic tricolor calici pasta and quinoa-based macaroni noodles and boiled them to al dente. My harshest critic, also known as my youngest child, has happily eaten 3 servings thus far. Given these results from a recipe that took only about 40 minutes from start to serving, adding this to your cooking arsenal would be a great idea.
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans dark red kidney beans
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄4 cup dried parsley
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 16 ounces elbow macaroni
Directions See How It's Made
- Bring undrained tomatoes, undrained kidney beans, water, parsley and seasonings to a boil in large saucepan over medium heat.
- Add pasta, stir, turn off heat, and cover.
- Stir frequently until pasta is tender.
- Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese if desired.