Canellini Beans and Tomatoes

Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes

Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes  is a hearty  meal that’s loaded with nutrition and easy on calories.  The most time consuming part of the meal preparation is chopping the garlic and opening a few cans which makes it a great choice for a busy week night.  This is really a healthy, and delicious, 30 minute, vegetarian dish that is very simple to make.  The Cannellini Beans and tomatoes are delicious served over pasta or rice for a vegetarian meal, and they make a great accompaniment to chicken or fish, too.

Canellini Beans and TomatoesIf you are choosing to serve your Cannellini  Beans and Tomatoes with pasta, they can either be tossed with the pasta before serving or spooned on top of the pasta.  However you choose to serve them, we know you’ll love it.  In fact, Baker’s Man says this is the Italian version of Chili Mac, but this version is vegetarian.  Canellini Beans and Tomatoes

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Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 2
Serve the bean/tomato mixture over whole grain pasta, or brown rice for a vegetarian meal. The beans and tomatoes also make a great accompaniment for grilled chicken or fish. Depending on the appetites of your diners, and what else is being served, this recipe may be able to serve 4. Total Cost of Recipe: $1.74 or $0.87 per serving. Adding Cooked Pasta will add a cost of approximately $0.20 per serving.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ($0.28)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped ($0.04)
  • 1 (15oz) can of Cannellini or Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained ($0.69)
  • 1 (14.5oz) can of diced tomatoes (you can use Italian style tomatoes if you like.) ($0.59)
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian Seasoning ($0.12)
  • salt, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper ($0.02)
  • Cooked Pasta or Rice for serving (optional)
  1. If you are planning on serving these beans over rice or pasta, you will need to begin cooking rice or pasta before beginning sauce. You want everything to be done at the same time.
  2. Heat olive oil in sauce pan over medium heat
  3. Add Garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes until garlic begins to soften. Do no allow it to burn.
  4. When the garlic is ready, add the canned tomatoes and the spices.
  5. Mix well to combine.
  6. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes.
  7. Add beans and cook for another 5 minutes or until beans are heated through.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Cannellini Beans ans Tomatoes--Beans cooked in an Italian Seasond Tomato Sauce. Delicious alone or with pasta or rice

Nutrition Grade:  A

Nutrition information is for the beans eaten without rice or pasta.   When served with rice or pasta, this recipe may serve more than two people .  Of course, this depends on the size of their appetites.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 380
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14.8g
Saturated Fat 2.2g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 414mg
Total Carbohydrates 48.9g
Dietary Fiber 11.4g
Sugars 3.3g
Protein 16.3g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 39%
Calcium 14%
Iron 21%


9 thoughts on “Cannellini Beans and Tomatoes

    1. I agree. Quick and delicious can be just as fast as fast food, and it saves money. Homemade is almost always healthier, too.

    1. The real win was when my hubby had seconds. He’s not big on the idea of meatless Monday.

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