Ziti with Cannellini Sauce Recipe

Summary

Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexHealthy
CuisineCourse
Method

Ingredients

 Olive oil1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Onion1 Large, chopped
 Garlic3 Clove (15 gm), minced
 Ripe plum tomatoes6 , peeled and chopped (Fresh)
 Chopped frozen spinach/4 cups fresh spinach, loosely packed1 Pound (1 Bag)
 Italian cannellini beans20 Ounce, drained and rinsed (White Beans, 1 Can)
 Tomato paste2 Tablespoon
 Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Crushed red pepper flakes1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Freshly ground black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt To Taste
 Ziti1 Pound (1 Package, Cooked According To Package Directions)
 Grated parmesan cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3284 Calories from Fat 783

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 91 g140.4%

Saturated Fat 18.6 g93.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 54.9 mg18.3%

Sodium 4902.4 mg204.3%

Total Carbohydrates 503 g167.8%

Dietary Fiber 97.3 g389%

Sugars 69.3 g

Protein 152 g304.5%

Vitamin A 1163.2% Vitamin C 184.4%

Calcium 225.2% Iron 137.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, and saute the onion and garlic until they are sizzling.
Add the chopped tomatoes and cook, uncovered, until the tomatoes soften, 5 minutes.
Add the spinach, beans, tomato paste, and water; simmer uncovered until the spinach is cooked, 5 minutes.
Add the pepper flakes.
Taste to correct the seasoning.
You may want to add salt and more pepper.
Toss the ziti with half the sauce, put it in a serving dish, and spoon the remaining sauce on top.
Pass grated cheese at the table.
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