• 100 g penne pasta
  • 410 g can Wattie’s Italian Style Cannellini Beans
  • ½ x 120 g bag baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Cook the penne in a large quantity of lightly salted boiling water following the directions on the packet.

2. Meanwhile, place the Wattie’s Italian Style Cannellini Beans in a small saucepan and bring to the boil over medium heat. Simmer for 2 minutes then stir in the spinach leaves and allow to just wilt. Stir in the cooked, drained penne.

3. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.

Top Tips

Add 2 chopped rashers of bacon, cooked until crispy, to the cannellini beans with the penne.

Made With

Italian Style Cannellini Beans

With hints of garlic and basil in a rich tomato-based sauce, Wattie’s Italian style cannellini beans are the simple way to create tasty Italian-inspired meals rich in goodness from only the finest ingredients.

Rate and Review

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Reviews (5)

Sonia's Rating
warren James's Review | Rating


Reply from The Food in a Minute Team

Hi Warren

The tomatoes is from the Wattie's Italian Style Cannellini Beans :)

Hope this helps!
The Food in a Minute Team

Paul Lishman's Review | Rating

Very quick, easy and tasty. Unfortunately Watties don't make their Italian style cannellini beans anymore! But it's easy just to combine ordinary cannellini beans with your favourite tomato pasta sauce.

Sarah Brown's Rating
Janine's Review | Rating

So, this is a vegetarian meal and your top tip suggests including bacon?

Reply from The Food in a Minute Team

Hi Janine,

Yes our main recipe is vegetarian but our fans are also looking for ways to switch up/customise our recipes. Therefore we’ve often added suggestions of additional ingredients that can be added to the based recipe if wished.

The Food in a Minute Team