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Pasta with Sweet Beans and Basil "Cream"

Pasta with Sweet Beans and Basil
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 6

Get a triple hit of soy protein in a fresh basil-and-pasta dish that's on the table in less than 30 minutes. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

12
oz uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (6 cups)
1 1/2
cups frozen sweet soybeans
1
cup soymilk
1/4
cup chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
teaspoon salt
1
package (12 oz) soft silken tofu
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps

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  • 1
    In 6-quart Dutch oven, heat 4 quarts salted water to boiling. Add pasta; boil uncovered 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add soybeans; heat to boiling. Cook about 6 minutes longer or until pasta is tender. Drain; return to Dutch oven.
  • 2
    While pasta is cooking, in blender or food processor, place remaining ingredients except cheese. Cover; blend on high speed, stopping blender occasionally to scrape sides, until smooth. Add to pasta in Dutch oven.
  • 3
    Cook over low heat about 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until warm. Toss with cheese just before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Soy foods may contain soy protein and isoflavones, two components with promise in lowering blood cholesterol and reducing risk of heart disease.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
730mg
30%
Potassium
460mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
54g
18%
Dietary Fiber
6g
23%
Sugars
3g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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