White Bean Tomato Sauce for Pasta

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Kay-t

A hearty sauce to serve over pasta. A perennial easy favorite of mine, and a great way to add protein to pasta meals. This comes from the Vegetarian Express Lane Cookbook by Sarah Fritschner. I typically make this w/o olives and parsley, but have tried it with up to a 1/4 cup parsley with delicious results. Can be vegan if cheese is omitted.

Top Review by Shana C

VERY easy and quite good! I served it on cheese ravioli, so the feta did not add anything. I crushed the garlic instead of mincing it so that the garlic flavor was milder and the preparation was quicker.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a wide skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until aromatic.
  3. Add tomatoes, parsley (optional) and oregano. Simmer at least 10 minutes, or until mixture has thickened considerably. The longer the simmer the better the taste.
  4. Add white beans and olives (optional) and cook, stirring, to heat through.
  5. Serve sauce over pasta and top with feta cheese.

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