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Broccoli Bean Pasta

Rated as 3.4 out of 5 Stars

"Writes John Aramanda of Beaufort, North Carolina, 'I enjoy creating new recipes out of old ones--this is a variation on macaroni and cheese. My mother gets this credit for all my cooking successes. She started me out at age 5.'"
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 5 servings


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  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add pasta; cook for 7 minutes. Add broccoli; cook 4-5 minutes longer or until pasta and broccoli are tender. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Add the beans, wine or broth and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 7-8 minutes or until slightly reduced.
  2. Drain pasta and broccoli; keep warm. Combine cornstarch, salt and milk until smooth; stir into bean mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Add pasta mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 361 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 461 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 lean meat.


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My family didn't think this recipe was as bad as previous poster. I made ours with brooth and instead of evap. milk and corn starch I used regular milk and flour and made a white sauce before a...

I was so excited to try this dish but sadly can only give this one 2 stars and thats only because it was edible. The flavor was bland, boring and very strange in a very unpleasant way. My enti...

Not sure the flavors went well together - the garbanzo beans felt a bit out of place - but everybody ate up so it couldn't have been that bad :) I added some american cheese (kept the parm) and ...

This is an interesting dish, but the recipe requires tweaking. I added herbs and used flour and milk as the other reviewer suggested. I'll make it again and continue to experiment to get the r...

Didn't have much in the fridge or pantry, typed in beans, pasta and broccoli and came up with this recipe. It was quick, easy and was enjoyed by everyone. Only change was that I used canellini ...