Pasta with White Bean and Tomato Sauce, Arugula, and Parmesan

Pasta with White Bean and Tomato Sauce, Arugula, and Parmesan
Tyler Sullivan


  •   One 15-ounce can fire-roasted, diced tomatoes
  •   One 15-ounce can white beans
  • 1 Teaspoon  minced garlic
  •  Pinch of  salt, plus more for cooking the pasta
  •  Pinch of  pepper, plus more to taste
  • 3 Cups  pasta
  • 1 Cup  arugula
  •   Parmesan, to taste

Really simple, really easy, and packed with flavor, this pasta with white bean and tomato sauce is one of my favorites. While the variations on this sauce are endless (a suggestion I love is spicing it up with some kale and cabbage, or switching the white beans out for some kidney beans), this combination is a good staple. The beans and fire-roasted tomatoes give a hearty element to the dish (not to mention the pasta), but fresher notes are brought to life with the cold, crisp arugula and shaved Parmesan topping. Oh, and add some crushed red pepper flakes for some added spice (if the fire-roasted tomatoes aren't already enough). 

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Empty the can of tomatoes into a small- to medium-sized pan and simmer over medium heat. Add the white beans, followed by the garlic, salt, and pepper. Once the sauce begins to bubble, cover and reduce the heat to low.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta. Stir the sauce occasionally until the pasta is cooked. Drain and plate the pasta, and top with the sauce. Then, add the arugula, followed by the Parmesan. Season with additional pepper, to taste.


Calories per serving:

866 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Fat Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 7g 11%
  • Carbs 342g 114%
  • Saturated 1g 7%
  • Fiber 39g 156%
  • Sugars 21g
  • Monounsaturated 1g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 76g 152%
  • Sodium 826mg 34%
  • Calcium 555mg 55%
  • Magnesium 437mg 109%
  • Potassium 3,532mg 101%
  • Iron 20mg 109%
  • Zinc 10mg 66%
  • Phosphorus 1,070mg 153%
  • Vitamin A 109µg 12%
  • Vitamin C 57mg 96%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 210%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 35%
  • Niacin (B3) 9mg 45%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 64%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 387µg 97%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 32%
  • Vitamin K 46µg 57%
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