Cannellini 'n' Onion Linguine Recipe

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Cannellini 'n' Onion Linguine Recipe

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“This pasta dish is very simple, but everyone loves it,” writes Trisha Kruse from Eagle, Idaho. The tasty main course also adds protein and fiber to your diet, without too much fat.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 10 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1 can (19 ounces) cannellini or white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

In a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, cook onions in butter and oil until tender. Add wine or broth and brown sugar; cook 5 minutes longer. Meanwhile, cook linguine according to package directions.
Add the beans, broth, garlic, basil and pepper to the onions; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Drain linguine; toss with onion mixture. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cannellini 'n' Onion Linguine in Light & Tasty February/March 2008, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 332 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 388mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 13g protein.

  • 2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 10 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1 can (19 ounces) cannellini or white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, cook onions in butter and oil until tender. Add wine or broth and brown sugar; cook 5 minutes longer. Meanwhile, cook linguine according to package directions.
  2. Add the beans, broth, garlic, basil and pepper to the onions; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. Drain linguine; toss with onion mixture. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cannellini 'n' Onion Linguine in Light & Tasty February/March 2008, p29

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mjlouk User ID: 1712085 170252
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2009

"I think it was a little bland. If I make it again, I think I'll add some sun dried tomatoes or maybe some peas and fresh basil instead of dried."

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