Cooking at Home - Tuscan-Style Pasta with Cannellini 

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Published Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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PICT RECIPE Tuscan-Style Pasta with Cannellini - USDA
Tuscan-Style Pasta with Cannellini. Courtesy USDA

Makes:4 Servings

Cook Time:15 minutes

Preparation Time:15 minutes

Pasta is the perfect partner for nutrient-rich vegetables. High in fiber, this Tuscan-style pasta dish is gently tossed with a vegetable trio - fresh escarole and flavorful, canned cannellini beans and tomatoes.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces whole wheat pasta
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 large garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 2 1/4 cups curly escarole (1/4 pound, sliced)
  • 16 ounces cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes with juice (undrained)
  • 2/3 cup dry white wine
  • salt and freshly ground pepper 
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves (thinly sliced)

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add garlic and cook until slightly browned (less than a minute).
  4. Add escarole; stirring occasionally until wilted, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add beans, tomatoes with their juice and wine.
  6. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper; stir in basil and heat through.
  8. Drain pasta and toss with the sauce.

Source: Meeting Your MyPlate Goals on a Budget Toolkit by MyPlate National Strategic Partners.

Nutrition Information

Nutrients

Amount

Total Calories

580

Total Fat

15 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

550 mg

Carbohydrates

89 g

Dietary Fiber

15 g

Total Sugars

10 g

Added Sugars included

1 g

Protein

21 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg

Calcium

125 mg

Iron

6 mg

Potassium

614 mg

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