Beany pasta pot

Beany pasta pot

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A superhealthy dish - counts as 2 of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal233
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre5g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.94g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 large apple, cored and chopped
    Apples

    Apple

    ap-pel

    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 410g tin chopped tomatoes with garlic and herbs
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 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
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

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.

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fluffyjacq
17th Sep, 2011
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
18th Jul, 2011
5.05
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
18th Jul, 2011
5.05
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
18th Jul, 2011
5.05
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
25th Jun, 2011
3.05
Everyone liked it except me. I thought it was really bland an eminently missable
loopylinny
29th Apr, 2011
5.05
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
14th Sep, 2009
5.05
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
28th Apr, 2009
5.05
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
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poshpause
7th Jul, 2008
4.05
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
19th May, 2008
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.

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