Whole Grain Penne Pasta with Greens & Beans

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Whole Grain Penne Pasta with Greens & Beans

An easy meal to make, this dish is both healthy and super tasty.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 0.75 cup
Course Dinner
Cuisine Universal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil good quality
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups whole peeled tomatoes can, roughly chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes fresh
  • 15 ounces cannellini beans can
  • sea salt to taste
  • 13 ounces whole grain penne pasta box
  • 4 cups baby arugula loosely packed


  • Put a large pot of salted water over high heat to boil for pasta.
  • In a large non-stick skillet warm the olive oil, garlic & pepper flakes until they simmer and garlic is slightly browned. (about 3 min.)
  • Add the canned tomatoes and simmer over medium-low heat. (about 10 min.)
  • Add the fresh cherry tomatoes and simmer for 10 min. more.
  • Add the cannellini beans and return to a simmer.
  • Season with sea salt and keep sauce warm over low heat.
  • Cook the pasta being careful not to overcook.
  • Drain the pasta and transfer into a large bowl.
  • Add the hot sauce and arugula to the bowl and toss with a large kitchen spoon until the arugula has wilted.
  • Divide the pasta into warm bowls and top with good quality grated parmesan.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.4g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 4.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 22mg | Fiber: 3.2g | Sugar: 2.2g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Pasta, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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    1. Ashley, This is a guest recipe so I’m not sure what brand of penne was used. The recipe states, use a 13 ounce box of penne.

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