Pasta With Red Kidney Beans

"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."
photo by Sandra L. photo by Sandra L.
photo by Sandra L.
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  • 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.

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  1. 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. Leos Mom
    This is supremely good ! Now, "something" was missing...I added 3 tablespoons butter at the end of the steaming while it was still hot....Behold ! Delicious !<br/>Thank you for this easy, delicious recipe....
  3. EMcooks
    What a great little recipe. So easy. I didn't feel like cooking tonight, but had some some noodles, beans and tomatoes. I did a quick search and found this. It came together so fast and was delicious. I used one can of kidney beans and one can of garbanzo beans and topped with Parmesan cheese. My 4 year old said he liked it, so it's definitely a keeper. Thanks!
  4. mikkishelles
    OMG..I have been looking for this recipe for years! I, too, got it off the back of a Ronzoni box, sometime in the early 90's. I lost it and was so sad. It is so tasty, and very diet friendly..
  5. mandagirl
    I was short on time tonight, so I decided to try this recipe and I'm so glad I did! It's so easy to put together and so good! I served it with grated parmesan instead of cheddar.


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