Cavatappi with Spinach, Beans, and Asiago Cheese

Cavatappi with Spinach, Beans, and Asiago Cheese Recipe
HOWARD L. PUCKETT
The warm pasta slightly wilts the spinach and softens the cheese during tossing.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 401
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 12 g
Satfat 3.4 g
Monofat 6.2 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 18.8 g
Carbohydrate 54.7 g
Fiber 6.7 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 6.4 mg
Sodium 464 mg
Calcium 306 mg

Ingredients

8 cups coarsely chopped spinach leaves
4 cups hot cooked cavatappi (about 6 ounces uncooked spiral-shaped pasta)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (19-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, drained
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Asiago cheese
Fresh ground black pepper (optional)

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and toss well. Sprinkle with fresh ground black pepper, if desired.

Note:

October 1996
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