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Vegetarian Pasta

Mary Feichtel of Binghamton, New York adds a can of beans to noodles to create this fast, flavorful lunch fare. "You can use any type of pasta you have on hand to make this filling dish," she notes.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt, optional
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, place beans in a microwave-safe dish; cover and microwave on high for 1-1/4 minutes or until heated through.
  • Drain pasta; transfer to a large serving bowl. Add butter and garlic salt if desired; toss until butter is melted. Add beans and cheese; toss to coat. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 311 calories, 9g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 meat.

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