Penne With Cannellini Beans
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.
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- 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans Italian-style diced tomatoes
- 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (10 ounce) package Baby Spinach, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup romano cheese, shredded
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- In large saucepan, combine the tomatoes and beans, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
- Add spinach, cook and stir for 2 minutes, or until spinach is wilted.
- Drain pasta, top with the tomato mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
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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!
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.<br/>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.