Pasta e fagioli

1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5 1 rating(s)
Healthy pasta e fagioli recipe

A chunky vegetable, bean and pasta dish that's great for all the family

55 minutes

Serves 6

Sarah Drabble

Recipe by: Sarah Drabble | Healthy You Editor

Make beans and vegetables the star of this Italian-inspired pasta dish. Pulses such as haricot beans are a great way to reshape your plate as they’re a good source of fibre and count towards your 5 A DAY.

Sarah Drabble

Recipe by: Sarah Drabble | Healthy You Editor

Make beans and vegetables the star of this Italian-inspired pasta dish. Pulses such as haricot beans are a great way to reshape your plate as they’re a good source of fibre and count towards your 5 A DAY.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • ½–1 teaspoon each of garlic powder, dried oregano and smoked paprika
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes, trimmed and cubed
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 litre reduced-salt vegetable stock (made with 1 stock cube)
  • 1 medium cauliflower, florets and slice the stem
  • 2 x 400g can haricot beans, drained
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 100g dried wholemeal pasta

CALORIES: 299

FAT: 4g

5 A DAY: 4

SALT: 0.3g

SUGAR: 13g

Method

  1. Warm the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onions, garlic powder, oregano and paprika, and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring regularly, until the onion has softened. Then add the potatoes, carrots and stock, and stir.
  2. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat, cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Then add the cauliflower, haricot beans and tomatoes, and simmer for a further 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked through. Add extra water if necessary.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Drain when cooked.
  4. Stir the cooked pasta into the casserole and serve.

Serve with steamed greens for an extra boost of vitamins


Diet, weight and cancer

LEARN ABOUT OUR CANCER PREVENTION RESEARCH