Penne Pasta with Cannellini Beans and Escarole

Penne Pasta with Cannellini Beans and Escarole

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Renee Trivelli Milillo 2

"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!"
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30 m servings 310 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 310 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 60.1g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 316 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, and cook the penne pasta 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the escarole, cannellini beans and liquid, and diced tomatoes with garlic and onion until heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Toss with the cooked pasta to serve.


  1. 142 Ratings

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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 cru...

Most helpful critical review

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 ...

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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 cru...

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,...

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! ...

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 ...

I made this recipe without the Escarole. It was delicious.

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 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.

In addition to adding garlic and onion, I added a touch of crushed red pepper and about 1/2 cup of chicken broth which really brought all the flavors together...delicious!!!

I also sauteed 1 onion and 4 cloves of garlic in some olive oil before adding the other ingredients. I didn't really like the crunchiness of the beans, so I sauteed everything for another 10 mi...

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