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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 227.0
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.2 mg
  • Sodium: 259.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.1 g
  • Protein: 11.9 g

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Spicy Pepper Penne with Beans

Submitted by: SMARTIN77

Introduction

High in fiber and nutrients, this filling dish is made with red and white beans and a small amount of penne pasta. Add some southwest style spices, a trio of sweet bell peppers, and a little shredded swiss and green onion garnish, and you have a spicy little meal or side dish. High in fiber and nutrients, this filling dish is made with red and white beans and a small amount of penne pasta. Add some southwest style spices, a trio of sweet bell peppers, and a little shredded swiss and green onion garnish, and you have a spicy little meal or side dish.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup canned white beans, drained and rinsed
    1 cup canned red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    2 oz. (56 grams) penne rigati pasta
    1/8 cup sweet red bell pepper, diced
    1/8 cup sweet yellow bell pepper, diced
    1/8 cup sweet orange bell pepper, diced
    1 T. chili powder
    1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
    1 cup canned whole tomatoes with juice
    2 stalks green onion, chopped
    1/8 cup shredded swiss cheese

Tips

*I used multigrain pasta in this recipe, but you may try gluten-free as well if you have wheat intolerance.
*Swiss cheese is lower in sodium than most cheeses. If you desire a different cheese, just remember to adjust your nutrition/calorie info.


Directions

Heat water for pasta to boil in small to medium saucepan. Add penne and cook for recommended time (usually 11-13 minutes). Meanwhile, pour 1 teaspoon olive oil in sautÚ pan. Add diced peppers and sautÚ a couple minutes. Add chili powder and crushed red pepper flakes. Add red and white beans and whole tomatoes. Break up tomatoes a bit with spatula and allow mixture to reduce. When pasta is to desired texture, drain and add to sautÚ pan. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Serve on plate and top with shredded swiss and chopped green onion. Add more seasoning if desired.

Serving Size:ámakes approx. 4 1-cup servings






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