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Bean Bolognese

December 2006

Your rating: None Average: 3.9 (228 votes)

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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Surprisingly tasty! will definately make again! :) "
Bean Bolognese

31 Reviews for Bean Bolognese

05/24/2012
Anonymous
Nutritious and delicious! Will make again!

No overwhelming flavors here - just the right blend for a great weekday dish for your family! I felt good about making this for my family because its nutrient rich with veggies, beans and beans. I paired it with arugula salad and roma tomatoes as well as a sour dough roll. Will definitely make this again!

vegetables, beans, whole grains - your mom would be proud!
A colorful plate! :)
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Anonymous wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

I really enjoyed it.Good

I really enjoyed it.Good healthy recipe.

05/24/2012
Anonymous
Great recipe!

Great recipe! My husband doesn't tend to like recipes that have more than a handful of items mixed in but he liked this one! I paired it with arugula and roma tomatoes with great value's light buttermilk ranch and sourdough bread! I appreciate that this is a tasty healthy recipe - will be making this again!

knowing this was nutrient rich I felt good making it for my family and they loved it!
The spread! :) Bean Bolognese, arugula/roma tomato salad, sourdough bread roll bits - oh and some wine... why not? ;)
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05/06/2012
Anonymous
Very good!

I made this today and it was perfect!

Different and flavorful
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01/31/2012
Anonymous
Full of flavor and Satisfying

I am trying to incorporate a meatless meal one day a week. Pasta is a "go to", especially with my kids on the swim team, but typical pasta was getting old. This is a great alternative, full of protein, flavor, and, dare I say, comfort without the guilt! If you like a little heat, a few shakes of red pepper flakes would be a great addition. I will make this again for sure!!

colorful, flavorful, healthful
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05/05/2011
Yum!

This took me about an hour to make - mostly because the large pot of water takes so long to boil and because of chopping the carrots, celery, garlic, etc. I used this new "garden" fettuccini, which has whole wheat, tomato, and spinach pasta all in one box, which I think gave it a little extra flavor. I also chopped a fresh tomato instead of using the canned version (i'm always weary of how much salt is in canned veggies). It still came out great, however, I think there would have been more juice in the sauce if I had gone with the can.

But, once everything is chopped and boiled, this is very easy to make! And delicious! I shared with a friend and she agreed!

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