Pasta is an easy go-to meal that can pack a lot of flavor and nutrition. I whipped up this Rustic White Bean Tomato Sauce and served it over top veggie spirals for a fast and super yummy lunch today. This recipe is easy and simple. Serve this sauce over top any variety of pasta. You could even serve it with rice or add a few more veggies and eat it like chili, with a chunk of crusty bread on the side. I also share a few fun ways you can tweak this recipe…
I love the chunky texture of this sauce..
These white beans add fiber, protein, magnesium, iron and B vitamins.. Just to name a few!
Rich tomato flavor..
Here are a few sauce add-in ingredients to try:
– black olives
– more garlic
– fresh basil
– red pepper flakes
– vegan sausage
– vegan cheese
-roasted bell peppers
– chopped carrots
Make Your Pasta a Meal
This sauce is the perfect way to make you pasta into a meal. You don’t need to add veggie balls or an other fancy ingredients to make your pasta more filling and well-rounded. All you need are some simple white beans!
Beans add protein, fiber and nutrients to your past dish. Beans pair really well with tomato sauce, veggies, cheese and pasta.
This Bean Tomato Sauce is your easy and cost-effective way to make a simple tomato sauce pasta into a meal!
Beans are Cheap!
…yup, beans are cheap! You can usually buy an entire can of beans for just under a dollar to a few dollars – depending on the brand.
Parmesan Cheese on top.
I love the Follow Your Heart Parmesan Cheese. You could also use a DIY Parm sprinkle or another cheese you love.
Rustic White Bean Tomato Sauce
- 1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 26 oz chopped tomatoes, organic
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning, salt-free dried herbs
- 1 1/2 cups white beans
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley, basil or spinach
- salt to taste
- Optional: add in 1-2 Tbsp capers or black olives for another layer of flavor.
- Warm a large skillet over high heat.
- Add the olive oil and garlic and saute for a minute.
- Reduce heat to medium and add the tomatoes, nutritional yeast and dried herbs. Simmer on medium for three minutes.
- Fold in the white beans and greens and salt to taste. Stir gently and simmer for another 3-5 minutes on medium. You want to cook the sauce until it thickens and the flavors develop. If the sauce gets too dry, reduce the heat and/or cover with a lid while simmering.
- Serve over top pasta. Add vegan cheese and red pepper flakes over top.
nutrition estimate | per serving
And this may just be me, but whenever I have a tomato-based pasta meal, I always love a dessert or after-meal treat of chocolate! You could nibble a few squares of dark chocolate with almonds, or enjoy some chocolate mouse or ice cream.
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