Mostaccioli and Beans – Healthy Weight Loss Recipe


(makes 6 servings)


Ingredients: Nutrition Facts for Mostaccioli and Beans
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3 cups uncooked mostaccioli pasta (or similar pasta shape like penne)

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2 medium red bell peppers, seeded and chopped

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1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces

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1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

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2 cloves garlic, chopped

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1 can diced tomatoes, undrained (14.5 oz.)

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1/2 cup low sodium vegetable or chicken broth

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1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crumbled

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2 cups lightly packed fresh spinach leaves

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1. Cook and drain pasta according to package instructions.
2. While pasta is cooking, spray a 4-quart Dutch oven with low-fat cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Cook red bell pepper, asparagus, onion and garlic about 6 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
3. Add tomatoes, broth, and rosemary to vegetable mixture and stir until blended.
4. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 3 minutes.
5. Stir in spinach and cannellini beans and simmer until spinach is wilted.
6. Toss vegetable mixture with the cooked pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese as desired.


Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (324 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 313
Calories from fat 14
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 467 mg
Total Carbohydrates 62 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 14 g
Vitamin A 70%
Vitamin C 155%
Calcium 8%
Iron 15%

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