A very filling meal that is delicious! Wonderful if you need something quick for your family.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Cook pasta in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, about 11 minutes. Drain well.

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  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add 2/3 cup of the beans and 1/2 cup of soy milk; mash with the back of a spoon or a potato masher to create a thick paste. Stir in the remaining soy milk to create a thick sauce. Mix in the remaining beans and asparagus; simmer until asparagus is tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss pasta with the sauce, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

474 calories; 10.9 g total fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 481 mg sodium. 77.4 g carbohydrates; 19.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2009
I liked the flavor of this a lot. It's much healthier and packs protein. The texture of the sauce wasn't as appealing. Next time I'll puree all of the beans milk sauteed garlic spices/s/p and maybe some silken tofu in a food processor before simmering it. I would like it to be thick and very creamy. The idea of using beans in a sauce is great and I'll definitely try this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/12/2010
It was bad. It was not like Alfredo at all. We were able to eat it with a lot of salt but will not be making it again. Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2009
I liked the flavor of this a lot. It's much healthier and packs protein. The texture of the sauce wasn't as appealing. Next time I'll puree all of the beans milk sauteed garlic spices/s/p and maybe some silken tofu in a food processor before simmering it. I would like it to be thick and very creamy. The idea of using beans in a sauce is great and I'll definitely try this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2009
I liked the flavor of this a lot. It's much healthier and packs protein. The texture of the sauce wasn't as appealing. Next time I'll puree all of the beans milk sauteed garlic spices/s/p and maybe some silken tofu in a food processor before simmering it. I would like it to be thick and very creamy. The idea of using beans in a sauce is great and I'll definitely try this again! Read More
(62)
Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2009
This is very good - my kids really like it. I made it twice so far and the second time I pureed all of the beans (the kids didn't eat the whole beans the first time). Also I used regular 2 percent milk instead of soy and it tasted better to us. This is going into regular rotation! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2009
My daughter is 14 and is experimenting with vegetarian meals. The taste was good but texture with shells of the Navy beans did not make it appealing. Next time I will puree the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2010
My husband likes this. This is a great healthy alternative to Alfredo and it's vegan if you use soy milk & vegan margarine (I use Blue Bonnet Light Spread). It does need a bit more seasoning though and less milk. I like to add lemon pepper crushed red pepper and oregano. I also used zucchini & yellow squash instead of asparagus to cut down cost. Yummy! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
Made this last night and my daughter and I liked it alot. It is a little on the bland side so we were generous with the salt and peeper. I also added some chopped fresh parsley. We were out of soy milk so I used reconstituted dry milk. As some of the other reviewers said it is a thin sauce so I thickened it with a flour/water mixture for a truer "Alfredo" texture. We served this with a side vegetable and a salad so we left out the asparagus but it still tasted very good. My daughter begged for the leftovers for lunch today and it tasted even better - definitely making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2009
I was a bit apprehensive about pasta with beans but it turned out to be a pretty good quick and easy recipe with just a few modifications. I used what I had on hand: fresh linguine steamed broccoli and a can of navy beans. To make the sauce I gently sauteed the garlic in olive oil and then added the beans which I did not drain all the way. The beans tasted nothing like alfredo and they were pretty bland so I added a bit of curry and lemon juice to the beans as they warmed. I did not like the sound of adding milk so I incorporated a bit of the pasta water instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2009
This was so creamy and wonderful. I added some grated parmesan on top and some black pepper and red pepper flakes. Delicious and definitely a keeper! Made me feel not so guilty about making alfredo and could be a good way to sneak some beans into a kiddo's diet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2009
nice but use real milk the soy tastes funny Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2011
This recipe is really good but the calories posted are WAY off. I scaled the butter back by half and used fat free evaporated milk (comes in 12 oz cans so it's perfect!) instead of the soy but the calories I got in my calorie tracker (myfitnesspal.com looooove it) said 427 only 14 calories different than the 441 listed. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/12/2010
It was bad. It was not like Alfredo at all. We were able to eat it with a lot of salt but will not be making it again. Read More
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