Rating: 4 stars
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Many children, especially picky eaters, love pasta loaded with plain butter--a dish that clearly earns low marks on the health scale. This great alternative adds fiber and protein with beans, which kids actually love!



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


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water 2 minutes less than directed on package. Drain.

  • Meanwhile, cook garlic in oil in a large lidded pot over medium heat until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Add broccoli and cauliflower and cook 1 minute. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cook, covered, 3 minutes. Add broth, butter, beans, pepper, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cook until beans are warm and sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.

  • Add pasta and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with cheese.

Cook's Note:

For added fiber, choose a whole-grain or whole-wheat pasta.

Nutrition Facts

387 calories; protein 15.4g; carbohydrates 56.2g; fat 12.3g; cholesterol 16mg; sodium 394.9mg. Full Nutrition