Spinach and Black Bean Pasta

Spinach and Black Bean Pasta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 322.3
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.9 mg
  • Sodium: 735.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 65.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.4 g
  • Protein: 16.0 g

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Introduction

Now this is the kind of school I like! I wrote this healthy, fast vegetarian recipe for my Supervision class' assignment on recipe development and quality control - this thing's been tested 6 times!

The serving size of 8 is *very* generous - this makes a ton of food and is a whole meal in a bowl!
Now this is the kind of school I like! I wrote this healthy, fast vegetarian recipe for my Supervision class' assignment on recipe development and quality control - this thing's been tested 6 times!

The serving size of 8 is *very* generous - this makes a ton of food and is a whole meal in a bowl!

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    16 ounces whole wheat rotini or penne pasta
    1 tbsp salt
    1 ¼ cups vegetable broth
    1 cup water
    1 28-oz can whole tomatoes
    4 ounces chopped broccoli
    ½ large onion, diced
    1 clove garlic, minced
    ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
    1 tsp dried oregano
    ½ tsp ground cumin
    ½ tsp black pepper
    10 tbsp (about ¾ a can) tomato paste
    1 (19 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
    8 oz fresh spinach, torn
    ½ cup Parmesan cheese

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Add salt and pasta.
Cook for 6 to 8 minutes (it should be shy of “al dente”) and drain. Do not rinse.
Meanwhile, in a large pot over medium heat, bring the vegetable broth and water to a boil.
Mix in diced tomatoes and broccoli, reduce heat slightly and cook 2 minutes.
Add onion, garlic, cayenne pepper, oregano, cumin and black pepper. Cook 2 minutes, stirring.
Stir in the tomato paste, mixing well.
Add the black beans and spinach. Cook 7 – 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the drained pasta to the sauce mixture and mix gently to coat with sauce.
Add the Parmesan, stir well and simmer in the sauce for 5 minutes, until pasta is al dente.

*Note: Leftovers are delicious placed into individual casseroles or ramekins, topped with cheese and broiled!

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JO_JO_BA.

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  • Very Good
    Tasty and easy to make. I didn't have broccoli, and I used more onion, less canned tomato (although the amount called for would have worked, I didn't have a 28oz can). It is a bit spicy, so watch out for that. With my substitutions, the recipe made 10 1-cup servings of about 200 Calories each. Yum! - 2/28/10

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