Orecchiette with White Beans and Pesto



4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
Total time: 25 Minutes

Recipe Time

Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 420
Fat 11 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 4 g
Polyfat 5 g
Protein 18 g
Carbohydrate 63 g
Fiber 7 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 360 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg


1 cup uncooked orecchiette or seashell pasta
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (15-ounce) can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
3 plum tomatoes, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/3 cup prepared pesto
4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. While pasta cooks, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and minced garlic to skillet; cook until garlic is fragrant. Add beans and chopped plum tomatoes; reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally (about 5-7 minutes). Drain pasta; add to bean mixture. Add pesto to bean mixture; toss to combine. Divide evenly among 4 serving dishes; top each serving with 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese.

The CarbLovers Diet,


December 2010
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