By Ms*Bindy on January 19, 2006
Photo by Kree
Photo by Kree
"This is a quick, 5 ingredient recipe. It comes from Light and Tasty. You should definitely be using the Italian-style diced tomatoes that come already seasoned with herbs for flavor. If you use plain diced tomatoes, just add some herbs to your liking when putting this recipe together."
Serving Size: 1 (360 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 5
"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."
"We enjoyed this recipe very much, especially with it being so simple. I did add onions, mushrooms,
and extra garlic & basil. Yum!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"Quick, and I used my homemade roasted tomatoes. The 4 year-old gobbled it up."
"I really enjoyed this recipe. It was very afforable and easy to make. The calories are low which is a plus. I used whole wheat penne and it was delicious. My husband added Italian sausage to his plate and he said that was really good as well if you are not concerned about the calories."
"Very quick and easy - it is the perfect recipe to use if you're in a hurry and/or too exhausted to deal with several ingredients. I used frozen spinach instead of fresh. If I made the recipe again I would add chopped onion and some fresh garlic (as so many have suggested). I did add garlic powder, and it tasted fine."
"This was very good for how easy it was. I did chop a medium onion and sauteed it with about 2 tsp. of minced garlic before adding the tomatoes and beans. I also added 1 tsp dried basil. I made french bread to go with this. It was an easy weeknight dinner! My husband ate it fine, but he's not a huge vegetarian meal fan, so I'd classify it as "girl food" in our home. I'm definitely keeping this recipe, because I almost always have this stuff on hand. Thanks!"
"This recipe was good. It is definitely very quick, easy, and affordable. The flavors were basic, and its a good vegetarian option if you are short on time."
"I really liked this and so did my family. I made as written, but also added a bit of cayenne pepper. I ate mine vegetarian, but added some smoked sausage pieces for everyone else."
"I really hoped to love this recipe and I hoped my kids would as well based upon others' reviews...but it was just ok. I even added minced garlic and minced onion (as others recommended to increase the flavor) and can only imagine this would have even been less flavorful without it. It truly tasted just as it was...canned beans mixed with canned tomatoes and served with pasta. The romano cheese definitely added to the flavor so if you choose to make this recipe...make sure to use the romano. UPDATE: I made this one again for an easy cooking night when my husband was out of town and I enjoyed it more tonight. So did the kids. I made sure to use lots of fresh garlic and onion and I doubled the cannelini's and used San Marzano tomatoes. I enjoyed it. Will make again when hubby is out of town."
"This was super quick & my husband enjoyed it. I added onions, garlic, and fresh basil & skipped the cheese to make vegan. Thank you for a fast & healthy dinner!!"