Green Bean Pasta

Round out any summertime plate with this side dish
Slimming World
Slimming World

Every plate needs a bright, fresh, and delicious side dish, doesn’t it? This quick and easy vegetable pasta salad checks off each and every one of those boxes.

This recipe is courtesy of Slimming World.

4
Servings
405
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red chili pepper with seeds removed, chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 Pound (3 cups) plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 Pounds dry penne pasta
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 Pounds fresh green beans, each cut diagonally into 2–3 pieces

Directions

Spray a large, lidded, non-stick skillet with low-calorie cooking spray and place over medium heat.

Add the garlic, chili pepper, and fennel seeds and cook, stirring, for 2–3 minutes, or until fragrant.

Add the tomatoes and their juices to the pan and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Take off the lid and cook for 5 minutes or until thickened.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions.

Drain, reserving a little of the cooking water.

While the pasta is cooking, steam the green beans over boiling, salted water for 3–4 minutes or until just tender.

Stir the beans into the tomato sauce, season the sauce with salt and pepper and remove from the heat.

In a serving bowl, toss the penne with the tomatoes and beans and loosen the sauce with a little of the pasta cooking water if needed.

Serve hot.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
8%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2.7%
Protein
14g
28%
Carbs
77g
26%
Vitamin A
83µg
9%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
21%
Vitamin C
43mg
71%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
24µg
30%
Calcium
74mg
7%
Fiber
7g
28%
Folate (food)
63µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
63µg
16%
Iron
3mg
14%
Magnesium
84mg
21%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
15%
Phosphorus
231mg
33%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
699mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.3%
Sodium
703mg
29%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.5%
Zinc
2mg
11%

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