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Garlicky White Beans with Tomatoes
and angel hair pasta / broccoli

Active: 25 minTotal: 25 min

In this fast and easy weeknight meal white beans are simmered in a flavorful pasta sauce made with fresh tomatoes, garlic, white wine, and parsley.
Smarts #1: Any type of pasta will work here, but be sure to adjust your cooking time. Angel hair cooks quickly, so fettuccine or spaghetti will take longer.
Smarts #2: Boiling the pasta and broccoli together saves time (and dishes!).

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Garlicky White Beans with Tomatoes:
  • Garlic - 4 cloves, chopped
  • Parsley - 1 1/2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Tomatoes, medium - 3, chopped
  • Beans, cannellini or navy (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Pine nuts - 1 1/2 Tbsp (sub chopped pecans or walnuts)
  • Butter - 4 Tbsp
  • Wine, white - 1/4 cup (sub stock)
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Cheese, parmesan (opt) - 2 Tbsp, grated
Angel Hair Pasta with Broccoli:
  • Broccoli florets - 10 oz, chopped
  • Pasta, angel hair - 10 oz (sub fettuccine or spaghetti)

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Broccoli / Garlic / Parsley - (If prepping right before cooking, get water boiling for pasta before continuing prep.) Prep as directed. Store broccoli in one container. Combine garlic and parsley in another container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make garlic-herb oil - Combine garlic, parsley, and oil. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Tomatoes - Chop tomatoes.
  4. Beans - Drain and rinse.

Make

  1. Bring a large stock pot (large enough to hold pasta and broccoli) of water to boil. Salt generously and add pasta. Cook pasta according to package directions. Add broccoli in the last 1 1/2 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  2. While pasta is boiling, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add pine nuts and saute until lightly toasted, ~2 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Return pan to heat and add butter. When butter is melted, add white wine, tomatoes, and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in garlic-herb oil and beans and continue cooking until heated through. Remove pan from heat. Squeeze lemon juice over top and season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Serve tomato and white bean sauce over pasta / broccoli. Grate cheese over top and finish with pine nuts. Enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 36 reviews

Tasty, but I thought the addition of tomatoes was a bit odd - would have much preferred this to have a strong garlic butter taste. Tomatoes also made the sauce very watery. Definitely opt for fresh parsley instead of dried parsley as well.

By: Summer
Posted: Oct 12, 2019
Diet: Original

This meal was simple and delicious!

By: Catherine
Posted: Sep 20, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free

Garlicky white beans with tomatoes and broccoli. Buttery yumminess and we always love toasted pine nuts.

By: Shawn
Posted: Sep 14, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Delicious!! I roasted the broccoli and served it on the side

By: Kristen
Posted: Sep 09, 2019
Diet: Original

I like the scampi but it didn't seem like there was enough for the amount of pasta and broccoli. Ended up being quite dry.

By: Chelsea
Posted: Sep 08, 2019
Diet: Original

Really enjoyed this! I made sure to season the veggies generously with salt and pepper while cooking and I might add 1 more clove of garlic next time, but I’ll definitely make again. Great way to use up some garden tomatoes and zucchini.

By: Kristen
Posted: Sep 01, 2019
Diet: Paleo