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Garlicky Beef & Tomatoes with Pasta Recipe

Garlicky Beef & Tomatoes with Pasta Recipe

We love this fast pasta dish of beef, tomatoes, spinach and white beans that easily feeds a hungry family. —Lisa Diffell, Corinth, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Sprinkle beef with salt. Stir in the remaining ingredients; heat through. Serve with pasta. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup beef mixture with 1 cup pasta: 501 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 441mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 9g fiber), 29g protein.

Reviews for Garlicky Beef & Tomatoes with Pasta

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fdok User ID: 2232566 220329
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"I use 1/2 lb. lean ground beef, 1/2 lb. hot Italian sausage. 1 med. yellow onion, diced and 1 - 2 cloves garlic, minced. Cook these together. With the salt, I also add pepper and just a shake of red pepper flakes. Everyone really likes this recipe and many have asked for the recipe. Give it a try and enjoy."

bkwalker User ID: 3838728 212231
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2014

"I make something similar. I add 1/4 c. (or more) of medium jarred salsa and it does the trick."

nmlesueur User ID: 1018401 114600
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"Not great. Needs more seasonings."

peggynicholls User ID: 2149922 182618
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"I agree it's missing something, needs some kick, added red pepper, but not enough. Could be tasty if someone figured out what it needs."

Timbergurl1 User ID: 4047214 122772
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

"There is definitely something missing in here. But, the idea was so good, I made it a couple times trying new things, and I just had the eureka moment I was waiting for. Sausage! I use sausage in place of the ground beef, add some extra beans, and voila! Yummy goodness!"

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 191795
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

"I felt like there was something missing in it. I think it would have been better with Italian seasonings added to it."

kallee User ID: 1377067 131628
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"This was a quick and easy meal to make. I like it because I can hold out some "plain" pasta for my picky kids. I also added some garlic and Italian seasoning to it. When I make it again I will probably add a bit more seasoning to help bring out the flavor just a touch more."

MELISSASUNNY User ID: 7229438 182611
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"This is my fave dish! Instead of ground beef, I use ground chicken. This is so delicious and filling!!"

chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 149376
Reviewed May. 24, 2013

"LOVED THIS! Was so very easy to put together on a weeknight. The spinach was much better than I thought. Next time I will add some Cavender's seasoning to give it a little extra push. Was really filling and loved the white beans. Will make this one again."

spiceygas User ID: 3317044 122771
Reviewed May. 14, 2013

"Needs a few more spices, but a good recipe overall. The spinach worked out much better than I was expecting."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3111005 194140
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2013

"This was such an easy dish to whip up for a weeknight meal, and so simple to plan for - most of the ingredients are ones I usually have on hand."

az_jill User ID: 5181702 194160
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2013

"Hubby claimed this a keeper even before I asked! I did the same thing and blended the tomatoes a little bit, but not all the way, added an extra 8 oz. of tomato sauce, garlic & onion, cut down the pasta in half and mixed it in with everything else towards the end. Very yummy! Will definitely make again! Thanks!"

missy.duvall User ID: 6611412 114599
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

"Yum! We don't like tomato chunks and always pulse the petite diced tomatoes in the Magic Bullet before adding. I used a can of tomato/onion and a can of tomato, basil, oregano, garlic. I also added a few TBS of tomato paste. My 11 year old twins loved it and will be taking leftovers to school tomorrow!"

CrashDogsMom User ID: 6536917 193107
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2013

"Even my kids ate this without complaint. The spinach isn't overpowering and the other flavors are nice and mild."

wmccallum User ID: 4850304 190517
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"I didn't have the garlic canned tomatoes, so I added garlic to the beef with 1 can Italian diced tomatoes and 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilis!

Fast, easy & Delish!"

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