Pasta with White Beans

Pasta with White Beans (and Maybe Salmon)

Course Main Course
Keyword potluck
Servings 4 servings
Calories 480 kcal


  • 8 ounces pasta Penne (or small shells, elbow)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 6 plum tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • cup basil fresh, chopped
  • 8 ounces feta cheese
  • 15 ounces cannellini beans canned
  • cup chicken broth reduced sodium
  • ½ tsp Cajun seasoning
  • non-stick spray



  • Cook the pasta. Drain and return to pot.


  • Spray non-stick skillet with non-stick spray and set on medium heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often, for 5-7 minutes or until soft.
  • Add the tomatoes and basil. Cook, stirring occassionally, for 4-5 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft.
  • Add the feta, beans and broth. Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until slightly reduced.


  • Stir into the pasta and cover partially and warm throughout.
  • Serve.


Can also include salmon: 
Rinse and dry the skillet after adding the veggies to the pasta. Return to medium-high heat. Coat both sides of the salmon with non-stick spray. Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. Place the salmon in the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until the fish flakes easily. Top the pasta with the salmon fillet.


Calories: 480kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 24gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 897mgPotassium: 498mgFiber: 9gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1243IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 378mgIron: 4mg
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