In this vegetable-studded vegan dish we braise cauliflower, butternut squash and pasta in white wine and broth in an unconventional technique that yields delicious results. Serve with a spinach salad with red onion, orange segments and a light vinaigrette.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2010


Recipe Summary

40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and sage and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Add broth and wine; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add pasta, cauliflower, squash, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is not quite tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in lima beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until the lima beans and pasta are tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

458 calories; protein 16.4g 33% DV; carbohydrates 74.7g 24% DV; dietary fiber 12.6g 51% DV; sugars 8.2g; fat 8.3g 13% DV; saturated fat 1.3g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 7581.7IU 152% DV; vitamin c 47mg 78% DV; folate 73.1mcg 18% DV; calcium 107.6mg 11% DV; iron 4.1mg 23% DV; magnesium 129.3mg 46% DV; potassium 862.6mg 24% DV; sodium 834.6mg 33% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 33% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
Delicious and satisfying I substituted orzo for the shell or other style of pasta and it was excellent. It stuck with the 8oz. of pasta and the orzo soaked up the liquids and I ended up with more than four serving for sure. Ha. It was great for lunch the next day as a cold salad!! Pros: Easy quick nutritious Cons: None Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I really enjoyed this meal. The only substitution that I made was with the lima beans. I used edemame instead. I was very full and satisfied when I was finished. Will definetly make this again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
While I like all the ingredients on their own they just didn't work well together in this dish. I found it quite boring and bland tasting. I was really disappointed. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
A little bland. I used peas since I didn't have lima beans it turned out good! I think if a person wanted to add tuna it would make a really good tuna cassarole sub. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I made it exactly as directed and thought it was wonderful! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I made it exactly as directed and found it boring and bland. I definitely won't be making this one again. Read More