Pasta with Greens and White Beans Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasta With Greens and White Beans recipe? Learn how to make Pasta With Greens and White Beans using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by picaress

Makes 4 servings



White beans are a favourite to use with greens -- the nutrition of this combination is unbeatable.

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta With Greens and White Beans

4 teaspoons olive oil
4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 medium red bell pepper, washed, cored, seeded and chopped
2 lbs fresh greens (spinach, kale, Swiss chard or escarole)
4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup stock, vegetable or chicken
30 ounces (2 cans) cannellini beans or other white beans, drained
8 ounces penne (or other tubular pasta)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Pasta With Greens and White Beans

  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the garlic and pepper, and saute 2 minutes.

  3. Stir in greens, vinegar, and stock, cover pan, and cook until greens are wilted and tender, but still bright green, 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Gently stir the beans into greens mixture, set aside, and keep warm until pasta is ready.

  5. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, until al dente. Drain.

  6. Add pasta to greens/beans mixture and gently mix. Top each serving with 1 tablespoons grated Parmesan.

Categories

Main Dish, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 553.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
1039
Calories from Fat
94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.4g
16%
Saturated Fat
2.3g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Potassium
3865mg
110%
Total Carbohydrates
177.8g
59%
Dietary Fiber
60.8g
243%
Sugars
7.9g
Protein
65.3g
Vitamin A 545% Vitamin C 308%
Calcium 82% Iron 123%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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