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Pasta with Broccoli, White Beans and Fontina
toasted garlic butter breadcrumbs

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

This quick cheesy pasta is packed with healthy broccoli and white beans. Toasted garlic breadcrumbs add a delicious (and crunchy) finish!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Pasta with Broccoli, White Beans and Fontina:
  • Broccoli - 1 1/4 lbs, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
  • Cheese, fontina (sub provolone) - 4 oz, shredded
  • Beans, cannellini or butter (14 oz / 397 g can) - 1 can, rinsed and drained
  • Pasta, shells or fusilli - 6 oz
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Panko breadcrumbs - 1/2 cup
  • Red pepper flakes - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Broccoli - Chop into bite-sized pieces. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Garlic / Cheese - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Beans - Drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Salt generously and add pasta. Cook until al dente, tender but not soggy. Drain.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat a saute pan over medium heat. Add butter. When butter melts, add garlic and breadcrumbs and saute until breadcrumbs are golden and fragrant. Season with salt and pepper and add red pepper flakes (if using). Transfer breadcrumbs to a bowl.
  3. Return pan to heat and add oil. When oil begins to shimmer, add broccoli and saute until broccoli is bright green and crisp, ~4 minutes. Add beans and pasta and stir to warm everything through, ~1 minute. Add cheese and stir until cheese is melted and pasta is evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer to serving plates and sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (130)
Gluten-free (6)
Paleo (10)
Vegetarian (10)

64 reviews

Soooo boring, even though I added pasta water, milk, butter, and a ton of gruyere cheese. I would say this might be good for kids.

By: Laurel
Posted: Sep 16, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Too dry

By: Nicole
Posted: Aug 17, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Dug this out of the archive because I had leftover raclette I needed to use. Used matzo meal instead of panko because of allergies; meh - next time I'll skip it and sauté the garlic right in.

By: Abby T.
Posted: Feb 18, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We used butter beans but we would use smaller beans next time.

By: Timothy
Posted: Oct 14, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Subbed in snap peas for the broccoli. I also had a grated combo of mozzarella & provolone, but it got gooey. I'll used a different cheese next time.

By: Amy
Posted: Jun 13, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Next time more breadcrumbs <3

By: Karen
Posted: Feb 11, 2016
Diet: Original
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