One Pot Vegetable Pasta With Beans Recipe

One Pot Vegetable Pasta with Beans is filled with the goodness of vegetables, black beans and whole wheat pasta. Therefore it is packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre. If you’re not a fan of whole wheat pasta, regular pasta can be substituted. The main protein source in this pasta is canned black beans, which makes the dish even more healthy and flavourful.  Pasta Fusilli, Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum), Green zucchini, Red onion, Tomatoes, Spinach Leaves (Palak), Garlic, Italian seasoning, Red Chilli flakes, Salt, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Vegetable stock, Black beans, Cheese   1 cup Pasta Fusilli , or any pasta you like 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , cut into thin strips 1 Green zucchini , chopped 1 Red onion , sliced 1 cup Tomatoes , canned 1/2 cup Spinach Leaves (Palak) 5 cloves Garlic , minced 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning Red Chilli flakes , A pinch (optional) Salt , as required 2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3-1/2 cups Vegetable stock 1 cup Black beans , drained and rinsed 1/4 cup Cheese , plus more for topping (optional)     10   30     To begin making the One Pot Vegetable Pasta with Beans recipe, heat oil in a skillet add minced garlic and fry for half a minute till it starts turning light brown.Add all the vegetables including onions, tomatoes, bell pepper, zucchini and spinach. Let it cook for about 5 to 6 minutes.Add in the pasta, vegetable stock, seasoning into the pan. Stir, cover, and bring to a rolling boil.Cover the pan, reduce heat to medium-low and cook it for about 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. There should be 1/4 to 1/2 inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot when it is done.Remove from heat and stir in the black beans and cheese (optional). Let it rest for 5 minutes to warm the beans, melt the cheese, and absorb the excess liquid.Serve One Pot Vegetable Pasta With Beans with Minestrone Soup and a glass of wine for a light and healthy weekend dinner.