Healthy Recipe: Cannellini bean and farfalle pasta

This is a perfect recipe for a quick and healthy meal, the cannellini beans are sure to fill you up (it's low in fat and serves 4)


  • 1 410g tin cannellini beans
  • 1 290g tin sliced button mushrooms, drained
  • 500g easy cook farfalle pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp green pesto
  • 1 finely chopped red onion
  • 2 finely chopped courgettes
  • 1 chicken or vegetable stock cube
  • Water to cover


1. Add the olive oil, onion and courgettes to a large, heated pan and cook for a minute. Add the mushrooms and stir together. Cook for a further two minutes, then add the cannellini beans and pesto and mix together.

2. Crumble a stock cube into the pan, add the pasta and give all the ingredients a good stir.

3. Add enough water to just cover the dry ingredients and simmer for minutes, stirring occasionally. The liquid will thicken to a sauce as the pasta cooks.

We hope you enjoy this - we did!