Recipes and Cooking Beans and Pasta Sauté Be the first to rate & review! You're only a handful of ingredients and 35 minutes away from diving into a bowl if this delicious vegetarian pasta. By Colleen Weeden Colleen Weeden As a food expert, Colleen Weeden has written extensively for Better Homes & Gardens. From airfryer tips to advice on how to poach an egg, she shares her passion for food with practical, easy-to-follow tips. She has also contributed to Midwest Living magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 14, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carson Downing Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 6 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup assorted shelled fresh beans 1 cup dried ditalini pasta 3 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 8 ounce broccoli rabe, trimmed, or one 8-oz. stalk broccoli, trimmed and cut lengthwise into smaller stalks ¼ cup water ½ cup broken walnuts, toasted 3 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper ½ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz.) Lemon wedges Directions In 4-qt. Dutch oven combine beans and enough water to cover beans by 2 inches. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Stir in pasta. Simmer, uncovered, 8 minutes more or until beans and pasta are tender; drain. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet heat oil over medium-high. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add broccoli rabe; cook 5 minutes, turning to brown evenly. Add 1/4 cup water. Cook, covered, 5 to 8 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender, turning occasionally. Stir in bean mixture; cook, uncovered, 2 minutes. Stir in walnuts, lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper; heat through. Top with cheese. Serve with lemon wedges and, if desired, drizzle with additional oil. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 484 Calories 24g Fat 52g Carbs 19g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 484 % Daily Value * Total Fat 24g 31% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 9mg 3% Sodium 505mg 22% Total Carbohydrate 52g 19% Total Sugars 2g Protein 19g Vitamin C 36.4mg 182% Calcium 270mg 21% Iron 4.4mg 24% Potassium 570mg 12% Folate, total 232.4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.4mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.