Tuscan Pasta and Beans

Tuscan Pasta and Beans

This skillet dinner has it all - pasta, beans and vegetables stirred into a quick meal that’s ready in 35 minutes. Perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

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cups uncooked gemelli (twist) pasta (12 ounces)
medium bell peppers, chopped (2 cups)
pound green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 cup)
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
cloves garlic, finely chopped
can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
cup fat-free vegetable or chicken broth
tablespoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crumbled
cups lightly packed chopped escarole or spinach leaves
can (15 to 16 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
tablespoons red wine vinegar
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  2. While pasta is cooking, spray 4-quart Dutch oven with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook bell peppers, green beans, onion and garlic in Dutch oven about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, broth and rosemary into vegetable mixture; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in escarole and great northern beans. Simmer uncovered about 3 minutes or until escarole is wilted. Toss vegetable mixture and pasta. Sprinkle with vinegar and cheese.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Eating Smart
Foods that work best in healthy weight-loss plans are also often low in cost. Pasta, dried beans, rice, bread and fresh produce are easy on the pocketbook and on the waistline.
Staying Active
When you exercise at home, remember that this is your time. Don't answer the phone or start other household tasks. And ask your family for some quiet time while you exercise. Unless, of course, they decide to join you!.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 340
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 200mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 74g
    • (Dietary Fiber 10g,
  • Protein 17g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 4 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.