Pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans)



makes 4 servings: 3 POINTS per serving



This Italian-inspired, meal-in-a-pot is rich in fiber filled ingredients, like beans and vegetables. It's a tasty, vitamin­ packed, meatless meal that cooks in no time, especially if you use leftover pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve with a slice of bread and a salad.





1 (16-oz) can Italian-style crushed or whole Italian ­style tomatoes (finely chopped)

1 (19-oz) can kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup frozen mixed vegetables

3 cups cooked pasta or 3/4 cup dry pasta

3 cups water




1. Place all ingredients in a medium-size saucepan. 2. Simmer for 10 minutes, if using cooked pasta, or until dry pasta is fully cooked. Add enough water during cooking to just cover the pasta.


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