Whole Wheat Pasta with White Beans & Pesto – IC Friendly

October 2, 2012

 ic friendly whole wheat pasta with white beans and pesto


  • 4-6 ounces small whole wheat pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (15 oz.) can white beans (navy, great northern), rinsed & drained
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped bell peppers (any color)
  • 1/3 cup (or more to taste) prepared pesto sauce (De Lallo is good)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for topping


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. 
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil & garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat until garlic is fragrant. 
  3. Add beans & bell peppers; reduce heat to low & cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 – 7 minutes. 
  4. Drain pasta & add to bean mixture. 
  5. Add pesto; toss to combine. 
  6. Top with grated Parmesan cheese. 

Serves 4 – 6.

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