Bean and Veggie Pasta

I made this dish a while ago for my boyfriend as he needed something soft after having a wisdom tooth removed and was fed up of soup! This is such a comforting nourishing dish packed full of nutrients and is super easy to make.

Also excuse my green pasta in the picture – I used green pea pasta for some extra protein as my boyfriend couldn’t chew the beans so I made it without beans!!

bean and veggie pasta prep

Ingredients:

1tbsp olive oil

1 red onion (finely diced)

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

1 red chilli (optional – finely chopped)

2 sticks of celery (finely diced)

250g mushrooms (chopped)

1 red pepper (chopped)

1 courgette (chopped)

1 large carrot or 2 small carrots (chopped)

1 can of beans (whatever ones you fancy – black, pinto, cannellini, etc)

2-3 cans of chopped tomatoes (I used 2 cans of chopped tomatoes and a portion of my favourite pasta sauce)

 

To taste:

Dried oregano

Balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper

Chopped fresh basil

 

Time: Approx 1 hour

Serves 2/3

 

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium high heat and add the red onion. Cook for 5-7 minutes until soft.
  2. Add the garlic and chilli (if using) and cook for a further minute.
  3. Add the celery and mushrooms and stir around cooking until the mushrooms have released their juices and shrunk down (about 10 minutes)
  4. Add the rest of the veggies to the pan (pepper, courgette and carrot) give it a stir and cook for about 5 minutes to allow it all to soften.
  5. Add the drained and rinsed beans and chopped tomatoes. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes until the sauce has thickened and the flavours have blended.
  6. Cook the pasta in a separate pan for the last 10 minutes or as long as your pasta takes to cook!
  7. Check the dish and add seasonings as you fancy. I added all of the ones listed in the ingredients but you can whatever spices to your heart desires!
  8. Serve the tomatoey veggies and beans over the pasta. Feel free to top with nutritional yeast or cheese.

bean and veggie pasta

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