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A healthful combination of beans and greens makes this pasta dish evocative of the Italian countryside. By dropping the greens in the boiling water with the pasta, you've eliminated an extra step--and an extra pot to wash.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Winter 2004


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35 mins


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  • Put a large pot of water on to boil for cooking pasta.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant but not colored, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes, oregano and crushed red pepper; cover and increase heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes start to break down and release their juices, 5 to 10 minutes. Add beans, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until heated through. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in the boiling water for 4 minutes. Add broccoli rabe and cook until the pasta is just tender and the broccoli rabe is tender, 4 to 5 minutes more. Reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, drain the pasta and broccoli rabe and place in a large bowl. Add the tomato mixture and the reserved cooking liquid; toss to coat. The dish should be slightly soupy. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

about 2 cups
466 calories; protein 20.8g; carbohydrates 71.4g; dietary fiber 9.1g; sugars 6.2g; fat 14.1g; saturated fat 2.6g; cholesterol 4.6mg; vitamin a iu 8107.5IU; vitamin c 115.8mg; folate 268.3mcg; calcium 173.4mg; iron 4.7mg; magnesium 40.3mg; potassium 638.9mg; sodium 682.1mg; thiamin 0.4mg.

4 starch, 2 1/2 vegetable, 3 fat