Pasta with Beans

Episode 52 - Pasta with Beans


  • 300 – 400g Borlotti Beans or Fresh Italian Beans (soaked overnight in warm water)
  • 1 Potato (peeled & diced)
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic (crushed)
  • ½ can chopped Tomatoes
  • Fresh Basil
  • Water (enough to cover)
  • Salt
  • Olive Oil
  • 300g Spaghetti (broken in 3)


  1. Place beans, potato, garlic, tomatoes, basil and water in a large pot.
  2. Bring to the boil then lower heat and continue cooking until beans are cooked. (Approx 1 hr)
  3. Add more water to beans, bring to boil then add pasta, stirring well.
  4. Season with salt.
  5. When pasta is cooked add a little olive oil and serve.