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If You Have These 5 Ingredients, You Have Dinner Tonight

Here's a quick and easy family dinner recipe that calls for budget-friendly ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. Use any pasta on your shelf and add canned beans and green beans for protein. Your hungry family will thank you.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz multigrain bow-tie pasta
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 lb green beans
  • 1/4 cup white wine or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp grated Romano cheese

Preparation

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta, stirring occasionally, until just tender, and drain.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add cannellini beans and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the beans are just heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, olives and pepper.
  • Stir gently to combine, and cook until tomatoes are heated through, about 5 minutes. Add green beans and cook for 5 minutes, or until heated through. Add white wine and basil and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Serve pasta topped with sauce and sprinkled with cheese. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 cup

Calories: 410; Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 2mg; Sodium: 590mg; Carbohydrates: 67g; Fiber: 14g; Protein: 17g