Bean Bolognese

December 2006

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Fiber-rich beans stand in for the beef and pork in this surprisingly rich-tasting vegetarian take on pasta Bolognese. Without the meat, the dish has only a third of the fat and 80 percent less saturated fat. To make the perfect meal, serve with a peppery arugula salad and warm, crusty Italian bread.

"Surprisingly tasty! will definately make again! :) "
Bean Bolognese

29 Reviews for Bean Bolognese


Surprisingly tasty! will definately make again! :)


Good meatless meal. It was easy to fix and both my husband and I liked it.


Love this! I made this again and was able to keep it tasting delicious while cutting calories. I did the recipe exactly the same except I only used 1 1/2 tbsp of olive oil (which cuts out 70 calories) and I didn't use any parm cheese or pasta. This is a fabulous dish by itself without the cheese and pasta. I calculated the calories on my own for the whole dish and it came out to 630 calories total. If you split it with someone then you are only eating 315 calories for a delicious and healthy meal. Definitely try this dish, it is fabulous!


This is delicious! One of the best recipes ever. I was a little skeptical because of the veggies that go in the pasta because I didn't think they would mix well. This was seriously so good, my fiancee ate the sauce without the pasta and loved it. I used vegetable fettuccine because I don't like the flavor of wheat. I also didn't include the celery because I don't like it. Followed everything else the same as the recipe. HIGHLY recommended. I plan on making it for my family when they come over.


This was AMAZING!! and so affordable!!

I made a few alterations:

I used a dry rose wine (its all I had)
I used cannelini beans
I used a bit of red pepper flakes
I used a whole wheat penne rigate
I used no salt added diced tomatoes
I added about a half a cup of the pasta cooking water to the sauce
Oh and I added some extra parmesan reggiano into the pasta once I mixed it all together, and then more on top! :)

I highly recommend this recipe!!


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