Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
This dish comes together in about 30 minutes. If I have the time I usually cook the sauce for longer to allow the flavors to deepen. This goes well with a nice spicy red wine. A friend made this for me, and it has been a staple ever since.
- 8 ounces rotini pasta
- olive oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 28 ounces diced tomatoes
- 15 ounces garbanzo beans, rinsed
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 bay leaf
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Cook rotini according to package directions.
- While pasta is cooking, heat oil in non stick pan, add onions and cook until lightly browned.
- Add in tomatoes, beans, and seasonings.
- Reduce heat, cover and simmer at least 5 minutes or until pasta is ready (or until everyone is home for dinner).
- Toss pasta with sauce and sprinkle with the grated parmesean cheese.
I added two cloves of garlic which I cooked with the onions. Also added about a cup of cooked spinach for some color. A nice easy dish with a good flavor.