Tuscan style Pasta with Cannellini

1 tuscan style pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes (Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 box whole wheat pasta (13-16oz)
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 5 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch leafy greens, washed, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper-to taste

Directions

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water, follow time on package. (Reserve some pasta cooking liquid)
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (less than a minute).
  4. Add greens; stirring occasionally until wilted, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add beans, tomatoes with their juice and seasonings.
  6. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  8. Drain pasta and toss with the sauce.

Yield: 6 servings

Nutritional Info

  • 425 calories
  • 12gm fat
  • 75gm carbohydrate
  • 15gm fiber
  • 21gm protein

Good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron.