Penne with Tomatoes, Cannellini Beans and Feta

    25 mins

    An easy, quick recipe that uses a combination of convenience and fresh ingredients to produce a very flavourful pasta dish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g packet penne pasta
    • 2, 400g cans chopped tomatoes
    • 1, 400g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
    • 350g fresh spinach, rinsed and chopped
    • 100g feta cheese, crumbled

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 10-12 minutes or until 'al dente'. Drain and keep warm.
    2. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes and beans in a large frying pan. Bring to the boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
    3. Add spinach to the sauce, stir and cook further 2 minutes or until spinach wilts.
    4. Serve sauce over pasta and sprinkle with feta.

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    It's excellent but I made LOTS of changes based on other reviews. I chopped tomatoes from a 28-oz can of tomatoes. I used a 15 oz. can of lima butter beans instead of cannellini beans. I sauteed three diced garlic cloves in 2 Tbsp olive oil and began the sauce with that. I addded 1 tsp basil and 1 tsp oregano to the sauce. I doubled the amount of pasta (to 16 oz.) to serve all five people in my family. I crumbled 8 oz. of feta cheese and mixed it with the entire pasta/sauce mixture instead of just putting it on top. I think it's great now.  -  27 Apr 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I thought this was a great simple meal - easy to make and so good! I also used plain diced tomatoes instead of the italian style. I sauteed some garlic and onion first, added the tomatoes along with 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar, and some italian seasoning and let simmer for about a half hour, then adding the beans, fresh basil, and spinach. Absolutely delicious!! Will be making on a regular basis... mmmm...  -  01 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Initially this sounded good...but then I read the so-called reviews. There were so many changes/additions/deletions I didn't know where to begin. Ladies, make the recipe as is. If you feel the need to change things & not just tweek...submit your own recipe. Otherwise just submit tweeks, not major changes! Sorry for the rant, but I get so tired of reading about a wonderful recipe only to find out it's only wonderful if you make the following major changes...  -  04 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)