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Serving size 4
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14 oz salad beans or other beans (see Tip), rinsed, divided2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 small onion, chopped½ cup chopped carrot¼ cup chopped celery½ tsp salt4 clove garlic, chopped1 bay leaf½ cup white wine14 oz diced tomato¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, divided8 oz whole-wheat fettuccine½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


1. Put a large pot of water on to boil. Mash 1/2 cup beans in a small bowl with a fork.

2. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and salt; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and bay leaf; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add wine; increase heat to high and boil until most of the liquid evaporates, 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes (with juices), 2 tablespoons parsley and the mashed beans. Bring to a lively simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 6 minutes. Add the remaining whole beans; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more.

3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in the boiling water until just tender, about 9 minutes or according to package directions. Drain.

4. Remove the bay leaf from the sauce. Divide the pasta among 4 bowls. Top with the sauce, sprinkle with Parmesan and the remaining parsley.

Tip: Westbrae Natural makes a product called Salad Beans, a mixture of chickpeas, kidney and pinto beans, that adds depth and variety to this recipe. Look for it in the natural-foods section of larger supermarkets or natural-foods stores. If you can't find it, substitute a can of your favorite beans.

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total

  • Calories 445 23%
  • Calories from fat 99 15%
  • Total Fat 11gm 3%
  • Saturated Fat 3gm 14%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 6gm 30%
  • Sodium 710mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 68gm 17%
  • Fiber 14gm
  • Protein 19gm
  • Cholesterol 9mg

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Dinner, Healthy, Cheese, Pasta, Bean & Legume, Italian, Easy, Entertaining

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