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Fagioli all’uccelletto - beans in tomato sauce

Fagioli all'uccelletto (beans in tomato sauce) is a delicious Italian side dish made with cannellini beans, tomato, garlic, and sage. Incredibly simple and great with steak, chicken or sausages.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Emily Kemp


  • ~1 lb (460g) canned cannellini beans (weight of beans only no liquid)
  • ~14.1 oz (400g) passata (pureed toamtoes)
  • ~2/3 cups (150ml) water
  • 6-7 sage leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper to season


  • Add the olive oil to a saucepan. Crush the garlic cloves with the back of a knife and add to the pan with the sage. Fry for one minute then add the passata.
  • Add a pinch of salt and pepper and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Add the water and the beans and let it cook down for another 5 minutes.
  • Add more salt if needed and serve.


Please note this recipe was tested and developed using metric measurements all imperial measurements are an approximate.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 961mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 5.2mg