Rating: 4.31 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

Tuscan vegetarian comfort food. Omit the cheese to make it vegan.

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta in boiling water until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.

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  • While the pasta cooks, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the garlic and red pepper flakes in the hot oil briefly, about 1 minutes. Stir the broccolini into the garlic; cook and stir together for 5 minutes. Add the fava beans and sun-dried tomatoes and cook until the beans are completely warmed, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and toss with the drained pasta in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts

736 calories; protein 35g; carbohydrates 113.4g; fat 16.8g; cholesterol 2.2mg; sodium 425.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
Very healthy and simple recipe. Unfortunately lava beans r hard to find I use othr types. I would add a squeeze of lemon juice at the end to compliment the flavors. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/15/2013
I didn't like this at all! I used 2 good pricey packages of organic baby broccoli that I normally just steam and they have great flavor on their own. The broccoli was slightly undercooked the beans were on the mushy side the hot pepper flakes made it way too hot and the sun dried tomatoes just tasted too strong for my taste. It's odd as I like all of these flavors. They just didn't seem to come together for some reason. Although not the submitters fault the calorie count seems really off also. I figured it as 250 cal a serving before adding pasta to taste. Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
Very healthy and simple recipe. Unfortunately lava beans r hard to find I use othr types. I would add a squeeze of lemon juice at the end to compliment the flavors. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2010
I did not have fava beans so I used lima beans and I added few chopped sicilian olives. Delizioso! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2011
I love Italy too lovesitaly! Please try this recipe for a light healthy summer meal. I highly recommend it. Progresso has canned fava beans. Ask your grocer to order you a few cans if you have trouble finding them. They make this recipe. Now I do have a couple of personal changes to mention. I used 12 oz. of dried WW penne pasta. I think using a whole pound the broccolini and favas would get lost. I also added 2 heaping tbsps of fresh chopped basil with the beans and sundried tomatoes and sprinkled 1 tbsp on top after mixing everything together before sprinkling the cheese on top. If you can find smoked sundried tomatoes try them! They give a nice depth of flavor. Lastly I combined 3 cheeses - asiago pecorino romano and parm - again for more complex flavor. Thanks again lovesitaly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2012
Awesome! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2012
Made this with a 340g package of whole wheet penne because that is the size it comes in here in Canada. And I used broccoli instead as I could not find broccolini. At first it tasted kind of bland so I added a bit of salt and more red pepper flakes. I found that this dish grew on me to the more I ate it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/15/2013
I didn't like this at all! I used 2 good pricey packages of organic baby broccoli that I normally just steam and they have great flavor on their own. The broccoli was slightly undercooked the beans were on the mushy side the hot pepper flakes made it way too hot and the sun dried tomatoes just tasted too strong for my taste. It's odd as I like all of these flavors. They just didn't seem to come together for some reason. Although not the submitters fault the calorie count seems really off also. I figured it as 250 cal a serving before adding pasta to taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2021
It tasted great. Next time I will chop the baby broccoli into 2-3 inch pieces so that it’s easier to eat Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2017
I had 1 bunch of baby broccoli to use so decided to try this recipe. Both my husband and I loved it! If I hadn't been starving I would have taken a picture of it. It is very colorful with the bright green of the broccoli and red of the sun-dried tomatoes. Since I only had 1 bunch of baby broccoli I cut back on the pasta (about 10 ounces) and did not use whole wheat pasta as I didn't have any on hand. I used the full amount of all other ingredients. I served it with chicken on the side but next time would add cooked chicken to this dish. Quick easy and delicious! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2013
Delicious and healthy; I loved all the flavors in this and the fava beans are a nice addition that helps keep you full. Basil would be a great garnish when in season. Thanks for sharing! Read More