Beany pasta pot

Beany pasta pot

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A superhealthy dish - counts as 2 of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
233
protein
10g
carbs
35g
fat
7g
saturates
2g
fibre
5g
sugar
11g
salt
0.94g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large apple, cored and chopped
  • 410g tin chopped tomatoes with garlic and herbs
  • 300ml carton passata
  • 290g tin borlotti beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp red pesto
  • 300g leftover cooked pasta or 220g pack ready-to-use pasta

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Method

  1. Heat oil in a pan and gently fry the onion for 3 mins. Stir in the apple and cook for 2-3 mins until both have softened. Stir in tomatoes, passata and beans.
  2. Bring to the boil, then simmer gently for 10 mins. Stir in the pesto and pasta, mixing well until the pasta is heated through. Serve in bowls with crusty bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2006

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fluffyjacq's picture

Red Pesto is usually made of parmesan cheese: Parmesan/Parmigiano-Reggiano is an EU Protected Designation of Origin product and has to be made using calf rennet, so it’s definitely NOT suitable for vegetarians.

andrewry's picture
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We enjoyed this and quite filling, however, next time I will add mushrooms or thin courgette or even some bacon or ham depending on who is sat at my table. Very easy to make, children should love it.

andrewry's picture
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We enjoyed this and quite filling, however, next time I will add mushrooms or thin courgette or even some bacon or ham depending on who is sat at my table. Very easy to make, children should love it.

andrewry's picture
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We enjoyed this and quite filling, however, next time I will add mushrooms or thin courgette or even some bacon or ham depending on who is sat at my table. Very easy to make, children should love it.

paucad's picture
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Everyone liked it except me. I thought it was really bland an eminently missable

loopylinny's picture
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I was a bit unsure about this recipe at first but as it is so healthy and I had all of the ingredients to hand I decided to give it a go and everyone was very pleased with the result. I added a few chopped stalks of celery which needed using up and that worked really well with the apple.

vintageheart's picture
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Easy, filling and delicious! I added sausages (cooked separately) to my partners to make it a bit more meaty and veggie sausages to mine. Really cheap and healthy meal. Great for when you want something quick when you've just come home from work or even for all the family.

tan_tan's picture
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I love this recipe and make it whenever I have a less than fresh granny smith lurking at the bottom of the salad drawer...I was suprised that apple worked so well in this recipe, I somethimes add sage ini stead of the mixed herbs and it worked really well

poshpause's picture
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I included a pack of Asda's Pork & Chorizo sausages to "meatify" it up a bit - and although it was somewhat overpoweringly tomatoey, it was given a thumbs up and decreed to be a "do again" job. We ate it with crusty bread rolls. I think next time, I would try to counterbalance the acidity of the tomatoes rather more. Perhaps not using that particular brand of sausage would help!

baronvanduck's picture

Apples worked nicely in this, i added a few sultanas towards the end aswell, dont know why though.

Worked out really well and will be making again especially as it counts a 2 towards your 5 a day.

notmum's picture
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OK. Nice mid week pasta meal.

bradshawanita's picture

loved this recipe, really quick and easy to make, kids loved it, will be making it again.

siobhanm's picture
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I did not especially like this however my 2 year old eats all the beans and really enjoys it. Very healthy so very pleased for her!

andreadeary's picture

My family love this recipe, it's really filling and healthy. I use wholemeal pasta.

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