Cavatappi with Spinach, Beans, and Asiago Cheese

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


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


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)


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

October 1996
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