Penne Fagioli Pomodoro

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beans and Pasta with Tomato Sauce ....Simply Delicious

A very easy and quick meal everyone will love, the flavors are wonderful!
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 fresh basil leaves chopped
1 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh parsley
 2 lbs fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and put through the food processor
1/2 cup white wine
 2 cups cooked white beans ( I used navy beans)
salt and pepper to taste
pinch of sugar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne or red pepper flakes
1/2 pound penne pasta cooked separately al dente
grated Romano cheese for the top

Heat the oil in a skillet or saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic saute till golden brown. Remove garlic.  Add all spices, salt and pepper to taste, add a dash of sugar.
Add the tomatoes, reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes.

In the meantime boil water for penne pasta, cook till al dente, set aside.
Stir cooked beans into the sauce, salt and pepper. Simmer another 10 to 15 minutes over low heat.  Add cooked pasta to the bean mixture and mix all together. Garnish with cheese.  Serve with Italian bread.

If you don't have fresh tomatoes, substitute 2 lbs of canned tomatoes. Also, use any other type of white beans of your choice.

For Grandma's orginal recipe click here 


  1. What a rich dish, fll of taste and flavor. Well done dear ^__^ Bye, have a good day

  2. This is definitely an ingredient combination I love!

  3. I'm fond of the little, round, white navy beans. I used canned as I have stopped fussing with dried beans. Nice dish.

  4. Claudia...I'm finally back to enjoying your very friendly and always inviting kitchen.
    Fagioli, play an important part of my everyday meals...your dish looks ready to meet my fork. LOL

    Alright then...I'm off to grab one of your last cheesecake cupcakes...any left?

    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

  5. Claudia, just clicked on your Grandmother's recipe after reading this one. I love that these older family favorites find new eaters! Thanks for sharing this dish.

  6. Yummm. This looks so delicious!

  7. This is my kind of dish! Why the garlic and the garlic powder??? Fresh and dried parsley? Is it a more intense flavor? I love the addition of the white wine to the dish. Definitely in my new list of go to meals :)

  8. Oh my goodness those white beans look amazing in this dish!! Claudia, congrats!! You have won some free Chobani!! Email me your mailing address and I will send your coupons :)


  9. A classic recipe for me taht I enjoy often, need this pasta for a cold day here! Delicious :)

    All the best,


  10. Claudia, this looks so comforting and delicious!

  11. Dear Claudia, I love a meal like this. It is satisfying and just delicious. Blessings to you, Catherine xo

  12. Mom used to use ditalini with beans, but I prefer a larger shape like penne. A great memory food.

  13. Oh wow, I could eat a huge bowl of that right now! Starving, and it looks so good!

  14. This looks delicious, love beans and pasta and tomatoes. This is really my kind of dish. Have a great day!

  15. This looks delicious, pasta and beans!

  16. Yummy and healthy.. The ingredients are awesome.. I love pasta and beans.. Thanks for sharing.. I'll surely try it..

  17. Oh my goodness, this is total comfort food to me!! LOVE!

  18. Perfection results from the combo of pasta, basil, garlic, and pomodori! So very wonderfully Italian!!!! I can taste this through your photos, Claudia!


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