315 ouncecans chopped Italian plum tomatoes and juice
1.5poundswhole wheat pasta cooked until al dentepenne is a good shape
4.5cupscooked Maine white beans
Sea salt and fresh pepper
1teaspoonred pepper flakesoptional
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Heat the oil in a large pan on top of the stove over moderate heat. Add the onions and cook until they start to soften. Add the garlic, celery and sweet bell pepper and cook until they start to soften. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and juice, basil, broccoli, sage, rosemary and red pepper flakes.
Pour into a hotel pan. Stir in the pasta. Stir in the beans and heat thoroughly in a 350 degree oven, adding water if necessary. Taste and season to taste with sea salt and fresh pepper and more herbs if necessary. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Makes about 25 servings.
Nutritional analysis per serving: 205 calories, 8 grams protein, 35 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fat, (0 grams trans fat), 250 mg. sodium, 5.5 grams fiber. Nutritional bonus: Good source of Vitamin C, thiamin, and folate.