Pasta Con Fagioli E Pesto Rinforzato

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Pasta with bean and pesto. From an Italian cooking magazine. Very tasty dish, a crowd pleaser.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the ends of the green beans.
  2. Saute onions over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add 1/2 a cup of water, heat and then add the canellini beans. Mix gently for a minute until the water is reduced.
  3. Add bacon and cook for about 2-3 minutes; finally add tomatoes salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In a blender or food processor mix 3 Tbs olive oil, pesto, half of the Parmesan cheese and the pine nuts.
  5. In a large pot boil pasta according to package directions; add the potatoes to the pasta and in the last 3 minutes add the green beans.
  6. Drain on a colander and add to the pan with the tomatoes mix.
  7. Mix well, add the pesto and mix again. If necessary add a little bit of the cooking water.
  8. Pour on a serving bowl, sprinkle with the rest of the Parmesan cheese and decorate with basil leaves.