Lean Mean Bean Fettucine


Woah! I wonder what was I thinking when I came out with that name for this dish. Certainly, it’s lean but mean.. hmm..well, I dont think beans make us mean, aren’t they suppose to be good for our digestive system?

I have started to experiment with butter beans a little. I love them in soups but thought I could experiment and pop them in a pasta dish. The result was gorgeous, as the texture of the butter beans went well with fettucine, lean bacon and mushrooms.

Lean Mean Bean Fettucine (serves 4)
250 grams of fettucine or half a packet
1 can of butter beans, well drained
150 grams of lean bacon diced
2 cups of chopped buttom mushrooms
1 tablespoon of garlic
1/4 cup of olive oil

1) Cook pasta till al dente.

2) Fry bacon till slightly crisp. Drain on paper towels. Heat olive oil up. Fry garlic till fragrant. Add butter beans and cook till they turn slightly brown. Include in the mushrooms. Cook for around 5 minutes till soft.

3) Add bacon in and toss it well. Taste the mixture. If it appears too dry, add a little more olive oil and season as required. Add pasta and toss well.

4) Serve with some cracked pepper.

I’m serving this up for Pasta Presto Nights. This week’s host is Katie from Thyme For Cooking.


On another note.. look what I recieved from Foodbuzz! (I recieved that over a month ago…)


A summer tote bag with badges on and packet of Moo cards! What a treat. =)

11 thoughts on “Lean Mean Bean Fettucine”

  1. Lean Mean Bean indeed… They say beans cause flatulence which may account for the mean part as everyone runs away? LOLAnd if it encourages the bowel movements enough, that takes care of the lean part too as one achieves “natural” weight loss… 😛

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  2. The title sure caught my attention! =D I think it’s so healthy, you’ll become lean after eating it, and all the mean people will not dare to bully you *sorry 4 the lameness* 😛 I just wrote a post about the fb tote bag n cards at my blog too! 😀

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  3. Life for beginners- hehe. looks like the blame is on the bean. little inbox-i like the sound of that. “Dish of the day”noobcook-your write up is fab! and u r witty. tigerfish-i hope not!littlecorner-they are so much fun!doggybloggy-make some soon? =) wmw-me too!salt & Tumeric- i have!! the bag is so cool! Although it is winter here! LOLjoe- I think canned baked beans r suppose to be good for us too.. no?

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  4. The name made me smile – reminded me of a friend whose nickname was “Mean Mary Jeanne” (she wasn’t mean, either)Love the butter beans – or any bean with pasta!

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