Tuscan Style Pasta with navy beans is the perfectly balanced, easy to make, healthy and delicious dish you have been wishing for. Take a trip to Tuscany with every bite of this savory pasta! Easily adaptable, this classic dish can be adjusted perfectly for every taste. Rich protein from the navy beans, as well as indulgent pasta in a rich, simple sauce will satisfy anyone.
We recommend using a Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc white wine for the sauce, and to serve with the pasta. Furthermore, An amazing bottle with hints of citrus and pineapple; the Chenin Blanc cost you just over 10$! A steal for that price.
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Serve with a well balanced pinot blanc, such as a Sandhill Pinot Blanc 2016. An amazingly balanced pinot blanc, with fruity hints such as melon and pink grapefruit.
- 1 package penne
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, sliced thinly
- 4-5 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1/4 pound endive, sliced
- 2/3 cup dry white wine
- 1 (16 ounce) can Navy Beans beans
- 1 large can diced tomatoes with juice
- Salt and fresh black pepper, to taste
- Extra Basil leaves (small) for garnish
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Do not allow the oil to overheat.
First, add the finely chopped garlic and saute until slightly browned (less than a minute). Next, add the endive stirring attentively until wilted, roughly 2 minutes. Add the navy beans (drained, and rinsed), follow by the whole can of tomatoes with their juice.
Along with the tomatoes and beans, add the dry white wine. Simmer for 5-6 minutes, stirring as necessary.
At this point, drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of the pasta water, add pasta water to the sauce and stir to incorporate. (2-3 minutes)
Season to taste with salt and pepper; stir in basil at the end and heat through.
Finally, add the cooked, drained penne and stir into the sauce.
Serve hot, garnish with basil leaves.
The Wine For Tuscan Style Pasta
Serve with the same dry white wine you use to cook the sauce with. Alternatively, serve with a well balanced pinot blanc, such as a Sandhill Pinot Blanc 2016. An perfectly balanced pinot blanc, with fruity hints such as melon and pink grapefruit. Ultimately it will brighten the dish even further, perfectly complimenting this Tuscan Style Pasta.