Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
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 NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
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

The refrigerator light goes on...

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.


Pasta e Fagioli

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)
1/2 tsp salt
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.

Nutrition Facts

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
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 544mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
    Dietary Fiber 10g 38%
    Sugars 6g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 32% Iron 34%
Vitamin K 12 mcg Potassium 943 mg
Magnesium 123 mg