Thursday, December 30, 2010

One Dish Meal: Baked Pasta E. Fagioli

Here is a great recipe for Baked Pasta E. Fagioli.  I love a recipe that can be a complete meal.  There are veggies, carbs, protein and dairy.  This meal is not only delicious but very hearty.  We love this recipe and it is one of only a few ways I can get my family to eat spinach. (myself included)

Here are the ingredients you will need.
* 8 ounces penne (small) or elbow macaroni (about 2 cups)
* 1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes in puree (whole or pre-chopped)
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 1 celery, chopped
* 2 garlic cloves, crushed
* 2 (15 ounce) cans navy beans or white beans
* 1 cup vegetable broth
* black pepper, ground
* 1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
* 1/2 cup romano cheese, freshly grated

We used macaroni noodles and the only other change was using fresh grated Parmesan cheese instead of Romano. You can get the complete instructions here.

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  1. This does look great! I love the added veggies in there that you probably wouldn't even taste. Great for my veggie-hating hubby!

  2. Lisa this is definitely a great way to get in those "not really liked" veggies! :)

  3. Sounds so good! You should add it to my Blog Hop that just started today!