Three words describe this dish to a T: comforting, simple and fast.

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total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

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  • Top bread with Parmesan, place on a baking sheet and bake until the bread is crispy and the cheese is melted, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and beans and cook, stirring often, until the tomatoes are beginning to soften and the beans are heated through, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in spinach, pepper, salt and broth and cook, stirring constantly, until the spinach is just wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in basil (or pesto). Spoon the bean-and-spinach mixture over the Parmesan toasts and serve hot.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: The spinach-and-bean mixture can be stored, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

280 calories; protein 14.2g 28% DV; carbohydrates 39.3g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 11.8g 47% DV; sugars 4.7g; fat 10.9g 17% DV; saturated fat 1.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 4.3mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 5293IU 106% DV; vitamin c 31mg 52% DV; folate 97.4mcg 24% DV; calcium 185.6mg 19% DV; iron 4.6mg 26% DV; magnesium 100.1mg 36% DV; potassium 499.4mg 14% DV; sodium 749.3mg 30% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 18% DV.

Reviews (15)

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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was a very easy but still tasty meal. I would recommend letting the bean & tomato mixture sit off the heat for a few minutes before serving. It won't be as piping hot but the sauce will thicken and that makes it easy to sop up the juices. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I tried the recipe this afternoon. I didn't have any spinach but plenty of kale so I substituted the kale. It was so delicious I'm not certain I'll ever use spinach it's like a reduction of a wonderful Tuscan soup. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
When I first made this I didn't think it looked like anything special. Well I was wrong. It is delicious. Instead of thick pieces of toast I used thin multi grain buns split open and broiled them in the broiler with the cheese just for a few minutes.Then topped them with this awesome tomato bean mixture. These are really worth trying. They reheat the next day just great. Love em. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
i uesd canned tomatoes and canned black beans i added mrs dach garlic powder and chli pepper spice blend and garlic blend topped with mozzarella cheese and brolied it for a few and served it with red pepper. it isdelicious i didnt have white beans so i used black beans drained yummy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2012
Filling yet light and tasty I have tried this recipe several times now (with or without the bread) and I love it. Being a vegetarian this dish is great for its nutritional value (iron minerals dietary fiber). I often add nutmeg because it pairs up nicely with spinach. To alter it to your personal taste I suggest experimenting with herbs and spices. I like to add some cayenne pepper. Fast easy and delicious! Pros: low fat healthy delicious Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I made this because it was a meatless meal for lent; I knew my husband would like it. I was surprised to find out that my 15 year old son LOVED it! My 12 year old son did not rave about it but he did eat it. We all thought it was a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This is a great easy healthy and tasty recipe. I eat vegetarian so this was perfect. My family loved it and it was even better the next day Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
My sister brought this to our dish-to-pass holiday party and it was awesome! We all loved it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This dish looks great I may try it less the sodium. May use mrs. dash for seasoning instead. All that sodium can have your heart beating in your head! Read More