Broccoli and bean pasta with a homemade tomato sauce.
Broccoli and bean pasta with a homemade tomato sauce is a vegetarian pasta dish that combines pasta, broccoli, and beans with a sauce made from fresh or canned tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and dried basil. The ingredients are simmered together to create a flavorful and hearty meal that is both nutritious and satisfying.
Broccoli and bean pasta with a homemade tomato sauce is a popular dish that can be found in many Italian and Mediterranean-style restaurants. It is also a common dish in home kitchens, and can be easily adapted based on personal preferences and ingredient availability. The dish is often considered a healthy and budget-friendly option as it combines high-protein beans and nutritious broccoli with a flavorful and simple sauce. The exact origin of the dish is unclear, but it is likely a fusion of traditional Italian pasta recipes and contemporary vegetarian cuisine.
To make broccoli and bean pasta with homemade tomato sauce, you will need the following ingredients:
- pasta of your choice
- broccoli florets
- canned or cooked beans
- tomato sauce ingredients: tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and dried basil
- Cook pasta according to package instructions, add broccoli florets in the last 2-3 minutes of cooking.
- Drain the pasta and broccoli and set aside.
- In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté minced garlic for 1 minute.
- Add chopped tomatoes to the pan and season with salt, pepper, and dried basil. Cook for 10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
- Stir in the cooked or canned beans and heat through.
- Serve the pasta and broccoli with the tomato sauce on top. Enjoy!