Aug 302013

White Bean and Vegetable Pasta | My Little Gourmet

Arik is a little bean obsessed. Whether it be black beans, kidney beans, chickpeas or these giant white beans, he loves them all! I’m pretty sure he would just eat them straight out of the can if I let him, but since that’s not exactly the most balanced diet, I try to make a meal out of them. That’s why I was so excited when I found this really simple pasta recipe where the main ingredient is white beans.

White Bean and Vegetable Pasta | My Little Gourmet

White Bean and Vegetable Pasta | My Little Gourmet

This recipe is quick to make, healthy and all three of us really liked it. Any recipe that meets all of these requirements, gets two thumbs up from me and needs to immediately be shared with all of you! I hope your family takes to this one as much as mine did.

White Bean and Vegetable Pasta | My Little Gourmet

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White Bean and Vegetable Pasta
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Serves: 4-6
  • ½ lb./300g whole wheat pasta (I used penne)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ cup/180ml vegetable stock
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1 15oz./400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 15oz./400g can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • parmesan cheese for topping
  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add sage, oregano, salt, pepper, and stock, reduce heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Add zucchini and tomatoes and cook until carrots are tender; about 7-8 minutes.
  5. Add the beans and cook for another 3 minutes.
  6. Toss with pasta and top each serving with parmesan cheese.
Adapted from Martha Stewart
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  8 Responses to “White Bean and Vegetable Pasta”

Comments (8)
  1. This is totally my kind of meal, looks great!

  2. I seriously love white beans, but never thought to add them to pasta! Doh. Must try!

    • I know, can’t believe I never thought of adding them to pasta before finding this recipe either! It’s definitely worth the try. 🙂

  3. Awesome vegetarian dish! Looks delicious. 🙂

  4. I really wish my kids are bean obsessed! I have hard time feeding beans. There are lots of Japanese bean recipes but I haven’t made any because no one in my family likes beans (including hubby). I miss eating bean dishes. This looks fabulous!

    • Yeah, I don’t think it’s common for kids to be bean obsessed. I think Arik just likes the texture and the fact that they are so easy to spear with a fork, but who knows. 🙂 All I know, is that I’m not complaining and will happily continue making him bean dishes!

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