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Garlicky Beef & Tomatoes with Pasta

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.
  • Makes
    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) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry


  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • fdok
    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
    Sep 5, 2014

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

  • nmlesueur
    Jul 17, 2014

    Not great. Needs more seasonings.

  • peggynicholls
    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
    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
    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
    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.

    Jun 13, 2013

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

  • chin-chilla
    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
    May 14, 2013

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