This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free pasta in this dish.
"It doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people doesn't add up to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that. Now, now... Here's looking at you kid."
-Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca
This is the epitome of the Mediterranean diet. Olive oil, garlic, veggies, fruit (tomatoes are a fruit), legumes, wine, whole grain pasta and cheese. Pair this with your favorite salad (Caesar would be fantastic) and you've got the perfect meal.
An Italian phrase whose literal translation means "to the tooth." A food is said to be cooked al dente when there is a slight resistance when it is bitten. The term is used for any food, not just pasta. Lightly blanched asparagus, for example, is said to be cooked al dente.
Servings = 4 | Serving size =about 2 cups
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5.
This recipe makes great leftovers.
|1 tsp||olive oil|
|1 small||onion (diced)|
|1 clove||garlic (sliced)|
|1 Tbsp||dried sage|
|1 28 ounce can||diced tomatoes|
|1 15 ounce can||cannellini or other white beans (drained and rinsed)|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
|1/4 cup||white wine|
|4 ounces||whole wheat or gluten-free fusilli or bow tie pasta|
|2 ounces||Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)|
Place the olive oil in a large saucepan or small stock pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and sage and cook, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes.
Add the tomatoes, beans, salt, pepper and white wine. Fill the can the tomatoes were packed in with water and add that to the pot. Stir.
Cook for about 20 minutes over medium heat at a medium simmer. If the soup is boiling too fast reduce the heat slightly.
Add the pasta and stir. Cook for another 8 - 10 minutes until the pasta is al dente. Serve topped with 1/2 ounce of grated cheese per serving.
Serving size = about 2 cups
Servings = 4
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 331||Calories from Fat 50|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 6g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||13%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 53g||18%|
|Dietary Fiber 10g||38%|
|Vitamin A 6%||Vitamin C 34%|
|Calcium 32%||Iron 34%|
|Vitamin K 12 mcg||Potassium 943 mg|
|Magnesium 123 mg|