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Baked Penne Florentine

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 30 mins Bake 375°F 30 mins Stand 10 mins
Baked Penne Florentine
Ingredients
  • 8  ounces  dried multigrain or whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 10  ounce package  frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1/4  cup  vegetable broth
  • 1  medium onion, chopped
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2  cup  raw cashews
  • 1 3/4  cups  water
  • 1 15 - 16  ounce can  Great Northern beans, navy beans, or cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
  • 2  teaspoons  lemon juice
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dry mustard
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1/2  cup  soft whole wheat bread crumbs
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to hot pan. Add spinach; toss to combine. Spoon into a 2-quart casserole; set aside.

2. In a small saucepan combine vegetable broth, onion, and garlic. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Remove from heat and set aside.

3. Place cashews in a food processor. Cover and process until finely ground. Add half of the water; blend until smooth. Add onion mixture, beans, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper. Cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the remaining water. Stir bean mixture into pasta mixture in casserole. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.

4. Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until crumbs are toasted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (Baked Penne Florentine)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 315,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 53,
  • fiber (g) 10,
  • pro. (g) 15,
  • sodium (mg) 198,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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