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Cavatappi With Spinach, Beans, and Asiago Cheese


Prep: 15 minutes

8 cups coarsely chopped spinach leaves
4 cups hot cooked cavatappi (about 6 ounces uncooked spiral-shaped pasta)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
1 (19 ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, drained
2 garlic cloves
1⁄2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Asiago cheese
Freshly ground black pepper (optional)


Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 cups).
Calories 401 (27% from fat); Fat 12g (sat 3.4g, mono 6.2g, poly 1.2g); Protein 18.8g; Carb 54.7g; Fiber 6.7g; Chol 10mg; Iron 6.4mg; Sodium 464mg; Calc 306mg

I LOVE this. Jas thinks it’s just okay. You’ll definitely need a breath mint afterwards because the garlic never gets cooked.

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