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.
MMM, pasta with warm cheese !
I am going to enter this dish in Ruth's Presto Pasta Nights.