Amsterdam Beans

Prep: 2 minutes Cook: 5-10 minutes


By Tiffany Hobson
This is a quick and easy meal that uses canned beans and jarred pasta sauce, yet tastes delicious and is very filling. This may be eaten at room temperature, heated or even cold. Serve it plain in a bowl, or over cooked rice or other grains.


  • 1 12.3 ounce jar Tondini beans (or a 15 ounce can of your favorite white beans)
  • 3/4-1 cup your favorite oil-free pasta sauce
  • 1-3 tbsp bouquet garni, Italian herb, or any other herb mix
  • salt and pepper to taste


Mix the beans, pasta sauce and herb mix of choice together. Serve at room temperature. To serve heated, place ingredients in a pot and heat over medium high heat for 5 to 10 minutes. To serve cold, place in a bowl and allow to cool for 10 minutes in the freezer, or place in the refrigerator and allow to cool for an hour or so before serving. Serve with fresh ground black pepper and salt to taste, if desired.

Note: To serve in a bowl only add 3/4 cup of pasta sauce. If serving over rice, use 1 cup of pasta sauce.