Pasta Skillet with Tomatoes and Beans

  • carolfitz Posted: 08/25/10
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    Supereasy with good results. Used fettucine and added a bit of red pepper flake to the tomato/garlic. Otherwise followed recipe. Served with two hot Italian turkey sausage links, browned then cut into medallions.

  • recipegal722 Posted: 08/24/10
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    This sounds like a good recipe to me. If you don't like chickpeas, try using cannelli beans. I will use canned tomatoes.

  • MustangJamie Posted: 05/06/09
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    I'm really not sure what the previous reviewer is talking about - I started with cooking the pasta at 6:15 EDT and we just finished eating and it's 7:15 EDT. It seriously took 30 minutes to make and 15 of that was boiling the water and cooking the pasta. That said, we really liked this recipe! I used dried basil for a little stronger flavor, and we added 2 tbsp of red pepper flakes. Also, I used canned tomatoes with chiles in place of regular tomatoes (I don't know, maybe using fresh vs canned can really affect total time?) My hubby, who is NOT a pasta fan, really liked this. We will definitely make again!

  • gretcheepoo Posted: 02/16/11
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    I think it could get by with half the beans. I don't think it tasted bad, I was just overwhelmed by the amount of chickpeas to pasta. It certainly was quick to make!

  • cookfromsocal Posted: 10/15/10
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    This was very delicious. I found I wasn't that crazy about the garbanzo beans, they seem to be a little dry, maybe half the can next time. The balsamic vinegar gave it a great taste and we added more Asiago cheese when eating. A definite repeat.

  • pondarosa Posted: 02/16/09
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    I consistently find this recipe takes about 2 hours to make. I don't see how anyone in their right mind would call that quick. Who, after a long day at work and a long commute home, has two hours to make dinner? Maybe if they told the truth about the actual time it takes to make, almost no one would make this or any other recipe that claims to be quick but takes multiple hours for a rather simple dish. However it certainly is easy, and tastes good.

  • GayleK70 Posted: 08/26/10
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    I prepared the sauce separately because I was only fixing enough pasta for me. I will use sauce today. From start to finish it only took about 20 minutes. I use a Fasta Pasta microwave cooker which makes delicious pasta quickly. Sauce was a bit bland but I will add some more pepper flakes today when I reheat. Really quick and easy.

  • Melioh Posted: 09/22/10
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    I liked this recipe more for the ease of it than the taste. I used about half the balsamic vinegar called for since my husband always complains about that being the only thing he can taste. I also used great northern beans in place of the garbanzos- much nicer texture. I wish I had heeded other reviewers suggestions and added pepper flakes.

  • tgchi13 Posted: 10/02/09
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    @poundingSalt Can you possibly explain how this recipe could take hours to make? And if it did, why would youconsistently make this?

  • roweena Posted: 08/28/10
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    This is really good and quick for an after work dinner (5 star for after work; wouldn't serve as special occasion). I did brown 2 Italian sausages & sliced them as another review suggested. Added after the sauce cooked a few minutes. Also used parmesan instead of Asiago bec I didn't have Asiago. Still was very good. I also, as someone suggested, threw fresh spinach into the sauce before I mixed it with the pasta. Cannellini beans worked for me. I like them better than garbanzo. This has made it into my cookbook.

  • VGLORE Posted: 04/21/11
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    I wanted to make this but didn't have access to fresh tomatoes (April). Substituted two cans of tomatoes w/oregano, basil, and onions, which worked very well. I'll definitely make this again (great for a quick week0night dinner), but will try cannelli beans next time for a softer texture. Good, solid meal for family.

  • aisha1 Posted: 07/11/11
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    i love chickbeans alot so that makes this recipe more appertizing.

  • SLH1078 Posted: 06/27/11
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    I used the diced canned tomatoes with peppers, canelli beans, and added some sliced Italian chicken sausages. My husband really liked it and I'll definitely keep it in my weekday recipe file.

  • nholley73 Posted: 07/13/11
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    My husband just made this for dinner tonight and we LOVED it!!! Great taste, light, just as good as any restaurant !!!!

  • tdmcm1963 Posted: 07/19/11
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    I really wanted to like this dish. But it just wasn't very good. It seemed like the asiago cheese overpowered the other flavors.

  • Palkscancook Posted: 08/22/11
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    Delicious! I added garlic alone to the oil to start, let it just start to brown, then added the tomatoes. I will definitely try this with red pepper flakes next time. It smells delicious while cooking. Everyone loved it, my teenage sons & husband. I used fresh tomatoes, as it is August, & I have plenty to use. I think this would be a good recipe to teach my oldest, who is in college & will need simple recipes next year. I'm sure it is just as good with canned tomatoes.

  • katieg1115 Posted: 07/18/11
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    Added a little crushed red pepper and this was easily one of my favorite pasta dishes ever. Better than most restaurants! Husband agreed :)

  • Anna225 Posted: 07/11/11
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    Delish! This will be one of my favorite weekly recipes. I don't think the chickpeas were too much as per some of the other reviewers. I also added fresh broccoli. I recommend adding the balsamic to individual portions (if desired) vs. the entire dish because it can be a little overpowering.

  • luvthesound Posted: 07/11/11
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    Apparently some of the reviewers didn't read the recipe thoroughly. There were some comments that the time stated to make it were not accurate, however the recipe does state COOKED pasta. Yummy.

  • Hollygolly1 Posted: 07/16/11
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    DELICIOUS!!! I also used canned diced tomatoes and added chicken sausage.

  • PeaSBee Posted: 09/25/11
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    Loved it, but did make a few changes (sorry). Spaghetti squash (because the garden is in full production) in place of pasta. Used 4 large fresh tomatoes. Added about a 1/4 cup of diced red onion, total of 3 cloves of garlic and a few red pepper flakes . Added 1 lemon zested (not the juice just the zest) and Balsamic in the pan (at the end) after turning off the heat (didn't add the cheese to the mix). Plated the squash, topped it with the tomatoes and beans. Finished it with the cheese mix (Asiago and Pecorino 1:1) and a little more basil and toasted pine nuts for garnish. Yum!

  • mccally Posted: 12/13/11
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    Really easy, delicious, and fresh! I loved that the garlic and tomato completely made their own sauce just by cooking them down a bit. I only had parmesan cheese on hand, so I used that instead of Asiago. I used linguine instead of angel hair. I also added an additional garlic clove. Everything else I did as directed. So good. I will make this often! Also, this recipe, did NOT take more than 30 minutes to make. You just have to chop some tomato, some basil, and mince some garlic. I even grated my own cheese. The cooking time is just the 8 or so minutes to cook the pasta and then the 4 minutes to cook everything else. I love garbanzo beans, and thought it contained the perfect amount.

  • seaside725 Posted: 05/31/13
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    This is a good, quick family weeknight meal. I served it with a salad and everyone in my family liked it.

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