Pasta with Beans & Greens (Vegetarian)

August 13, 2010

Greens and beans complement this traditional vegetarian pasta dish.

Makes 4 servings

  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 4 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
  • 4 cups torn kale or spinach leaves
  • 3 cups raisins
  • 2 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth or water
  • 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged navy or Great Northern beans
  • 8 ounces bow tie pasta, cooked, warm
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons toasted pine nuts or slivered almonds
  • 2 to 4 ounces parmesan cheese, coarsely shredded
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray. Sauté onion, mushrooms, garlic, and rosemary until tender, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add kale, raisins, and chicken broth to skillet; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until kale is wilted, 5 to 8 minutes.
  3. Stir in beans and cook until broth is evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir bean mixture into pasta; sprinkle with half parmesan cheese and pine nuts and toss.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese.
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