"This is a great pasta dish. The hardest part of the whole recipe is cutting the escarole. It is fast, simple, and delicious! What more could you ask for? With a loaf of Italian bread it goes a long way. Enjoy!" — RENEESM
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1 (16 ounce) package
dry penne pasta
1 (15.5 ounce) can
cannellini beans, with liquid
1 (14.5 ounce) can
diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, drained
salt and ground black pepper to taste
This recipe is really good. I made some slight adjustments so suit my family. Added 1 small onion and 2 cloves of garlic (sauteed like advised by prior reviewer) also added a few shakes of crushed red pepper and topped with fresh grated romano cheese. Very good and REALLY, REALLY easy to make!! Thanks for a great recipe!!
Unfortunately, we didn't like this so much. It really didn't have much flavor - it just tasted like beans and escarole. I shouldn't have been surprised given so few ingredients, but I did add red pepper and some parmesan cheese and it was still pretty bland, although the red pepper did help. Usually we take leftovers to work, but we threw this out.
We're trying to do a meatless dish one night a week, and this really fit the bill (literally -super cheap to make!) Simple to prepare, and it tasted wonderful. Bought a 0.5lb head of escarole, and it was just right. Like the previous reviewers, I sauteed 1t of extra garlic in 1T olive oil before adding the rest of the ingredients, then a shake of red pepper flakes at the end. My husband like his with grated parm on it, but I thought it was delicious, as is. Creamy, hearty and satisfying.
Excellent recipe!! I wasn't sure if the brand of diced tomatoes would have enough flavor, so I did saute 1 clove of minced garlic with olive oil prior to adding the escarole. Came out perfect! Will definitely be a keeper, thank you!
This was an easy week night recipe for a working mother/wife. I added sauted diced chicken tenders (boneless and skinless), onions and garlic to the recipe. My husband and daughter really liked this. My husband even said that this recipe is a "keeper".
Rather then buying the diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, I diced them on my own and cooked them in a little olive oil first. I did not have cannellini beans so I used white northern beans. I also substituted organic whole wheat rotini for the penne.
I loved this recipe, but felt it needed more flavor (which was easy enough to add on my own). I would definitely make it again!
I made this recipe without the Escarole. It was delicious.
I used regular diced canned tomatos and added garlic and italian seasonings, as well as two links of reduced fat sweet italian turkey sausage. It was fantastic and really easy.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Penne Pasta with Cannellini Beans and Escarole
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 18
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