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I googled cannelini bean recipe and this is one of the ones that popped up. You see, I'm on a very tight budget right now and really don't have much; cannelini beans, pasta, diced tomatoes and Spinach is what I did have, yay! It worked out splendidly except I added Italian seasoning since I had plain diced tomatoes as well as powdered garlic and forgot about the spinach and added it in later. I don't have Romano cheese so at first I used mozzarella, for leftovers I used a mixture of cheeses. It was really good, simple and very affordable.
For those who say it didn't taste that great, sure it was a bit plain and if I had been thinking more I would've added some garlic and I'm sure onion would be awesome in it too or mushrooms for that matter, but even as simple as I made it was great, and healthy.

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MelaJHASL March 20, 2011

We enjoyed this recipe very much, especially with it being so simple. I did add onions, mushrooms,
and extra garlic & basil. Yum!

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Mom's Kitchen in Knoxville, TN September 20, 2010

This was a good jumping-off point for a last-minute dinner. I mean, it was either find something quick, or make mac-n-cheese. Good inspiration using ingredients I had on hand. I used only one can of Italian style stewed tomatoes which I diced up, subbed garbanzo beans, sauteed onion and garlic, and added a can of artichoke hearts which I quartered. We are by no means a vegetarian family, but DH and I had no complaints about the absent meat. The beans and whole-wheat penne contributed a lot of substance to make up for it. Thanks!

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cautious_cook August 23, 2010

This is such a great recipe. It is quick, nutricious and cheap! Best of all, it tastes really good--my husband and son loved it. I didn't add as much spinach as called for as I only had about half a bag but I thought it was plenty. I also used whole wheat pasta to increase the fiber in our diets. This will be made frequently at our house because I usually have all the ingredients on hand. Thanks for posting Ms*Bindy!

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MamaJ June 22, 2009

This recipe was cheap and extremely easy to make! It's not the most flavorful meal, but it's not bad. I added some garlic to give it a little extra taste. This is a nice recipe to have on hand if you want some healthy and quicky!

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Mo-Rocca June 21, 2008

This dish is quick and easy, but completely tasteless. I would definitely recommend adding some onion, garlic, and italian seasonings to the sauce. My canned tomatoes were seasoned, but it just wasn't enough flavor.

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nmj March 10, 2008

So easy and quick, but surprisingly tasty too. I made half the recipe with an entire can of beans and a 6 ounce package of baby spinach. Instead of romano cheese I used asiago which was what I had on hand. I also added a sprinkling of garlic powder (to keep it easy) and some black pepper. Was not sure if I should have rinsed the beans or added them undrained, so I just poured off half the liquid. Next time I will rinse them:D Thank you Bunny Mom and keep walking!

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Kumquat the Cat's friend May 10, 2007

Quick, and I used my homemade roasted tomatoes. The 4 year-old gobbled it up.

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Ubalstecha October 18, 2012
Penne With Cannellini Beans