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Rustic Tuscan White Bean Pasta made with a dreamy tomato-cream sauce

Rustic Tuscan White Bean Pasta

Creamy and heart-stoppingly delicious. Pure love with each bite. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, French, Italian
Keyword healthy pasta, pasta, white bean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 509 kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

for the beans:

  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Great Northern Beans soaked with 8 hours
  • Enough water to cover beans by 1"

for the pasta:

Instructions

  1. After you've soaked and rinsed the beans, add them to a large pot with the water. Bring to a boil then cover and reduce to simmer for 40 - 60 minutes until the beans are tender but the skin is still intact.
  2. Drain beans in a fine mesh strainer. Run them under some cold water briefly and then transfer to a large bowl while you prepare the rest of the dish.
  3. Cook pasta according to package instructions or until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
  4. In a large skillet, add pasta, 1/2 the can of tomatoes, beans, quinoa and greens. Saute with a bit of pasta water until greens have wilted and everything is heated through, about 3 - 5 minutes. Add a splash more of pasta if it begins to get dry.
  5. While the pasta and veggies are cooking, make the sauce by combining the remaining tomatoes, cashews nutritional yeast and 1/4 cup the pasta water into a high powered blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  6. Transfer the sauce to the pan and cook for another few minutes until everything is evenly coated and warm. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Rustic Tuscan White Bean Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 509 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Sodium 236mg10%
Potassium 871mg25%
Carbohydrates 215g72%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 3465IU69%
Vitamin C 50.9mg62%
Calcium 149mg15%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.