Pasta with White Bean and Tomato Sauce, Arugula, and Parmesan

Pasta with White Bean and Tomato Sauce, Arugula, and Parmesan
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Pasta with White Bean and Tomato Sauce, Arugula, and Parmesan

Tyler Sullivan

Pasta with White Bean and Tomato Sauce, Arugula, and Parmesan

Really simple, really easy, and packed with flavor, this pasta with white bean and tomato sauce is one of my favorites. While the variations on this sauce are endless (a suggestion I love is spicing it up with some kale and cabbage, or switching the white beans out for some kidney beans), this combination is a good staple. The beans and fire-roasted tomatoes give a hearty element to the dish (not to mention the pasta), but fresher notes are brought to life with the cold, crisp arugula and shaved Parmesan topping. Oh, and add some crushed red pepper flakes for some added spice (if the fire-roasted tomatoes aren't already enough). 

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Directions

Empty the can of tomatoes into a small- to medium-sized pan and simmer over medium heat. Add the white beans, followed by the garlic, salt, and pepper. Once the sauce begins to bubble, cover and reduce the heat to low.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta. Stir the sauce occasionally until the pasta is cooked. Drain and plate the pasta, and top with the sauce. Then, add the arugula, followed by the Parmesan. Season with additional pepper, to taste.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

114 kcal

Daily value:

6%

Servings:

2
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 34 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 4 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 3538 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 119 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 20 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 109 µg
  • Ash 11 g
  • Calcium, Ca 206 mg
  • Carotene, beta 1424 µg
  • Choline, total 15 mg
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 2 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 9 g
  • Folate, DFE 97 µg
  • Folate, food 97 µg
  • Folate, total 97 µg
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Isorhamnetin 4 mg
  • Kaempferol 35 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 3555 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 47 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 52 mg
  • Potassium, K 1184 mg
  • Quercetin 8 mg
  • Sodium, Na 1144 mg
  • Sugars, total 28 g
  • Water 346 g
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