Saturday, January 19, 2008

Pasta with Spinach and White Beans

When I crave comfort food I usually look to
pasta to satisfy my desire.
This is a great pasta dish.
It has spinach and white beans with
a wonderful white sauce.
Spinach and White Bean Pasta
pasta of your choice
8 cups baby spinach
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 19-ounce can of whitebeans, rinsed
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally.
Stir in spinach during the last 2 to 3 minutes.
Drain pasta and spinach.
2. Whisk broth and flour in a small bowl until smooth.
Heat oil in the pot over medium-high heat.
Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, about 30 seconds.
Add the broth mixture and bring to a simmer,
whisking constantly, until it thickens, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add beans, vinegar, salt and pepper, pasta and spinach.
Cook, stirring, until the mixture is heated through,
about 1 minute.
Remove from the heat; add cheese, stirring until it melts.
Then serve.
MMM, pasta with warm cheese !
I am going to enter this dish in Ruth's Presto Pasta Nights.


Ruth Daniels said...

Love it! You certainly know how to do "comfort"! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Ruth Daniels said...

Great comfort food! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.