Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Cannellini Beans & Pasta

My children are constantly hungry. They had only just eaten breakfast this morning and they were asking was lunch ready! Some days I feel like I never leave the kitchen but in truth I love it. I love cooking good nourishing meals for them and there is no greater compliment than a few minutes silence at the table as they tuck in. I felt like making a pasta dish for lunch today so I had a quick look in the cupboard, threw a few things together and this is what I came up with. Filling and delicious, perfect to keep them going till dinner......

You will need

2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 onion, sliced finely
1 orange pepper, chopped
Handful of cherry tomatoes
2 rashers, chopped up
400g tin of plum tomatoes
400g tin of cannellini beans, drained
Salt & pepper
Drizzle of olive oil

Put drizzle of oil in a large frying pan
Add garlic and onion and lightly fry for three minutes
Add rasher, cherry tomatoes and pepper, fry until rashers are crispy
Add in tin of tomatoes and simmer until thickened slightly, season
Add in cannellini beans and simmer for at least five minutes

I love eating a meal that is full of different textures. I served this on a bed of fusilli pasta and topped it with some panko crumbs which I had fried off with some minced garlic, dried parsley and some olive oil. Clean plates all round and hopefully no stomach rumbles until dinner time!


  1. love this...so quick and simple

    1. Thanks Anne, my favourite kind of meal to throw together! Simple and delicious!

  2. I will definitely be trying this one Paula. It looks a really handy one to feed the hungry mouths.

    1. It's a great fill them up lunch!! Only so many times you can listen to them complaining of being staaaaaarrrrrrvvvvving!!