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Beans and Greens

Beans and Greens

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 410
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 16 mins
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Ingredients

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  • 1 12 - ounce box Ronzoni Smart Taste penne pasta
  • 8 ounces bacon (10 slices), cut crosswise in pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 heads (1 lb each) escarole, trimmed, washed, dried and chopped
  • 1 15 1/2 - ounce can great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions, about 10 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large lidded skillet over medium-high heat for 8 to 9 minutes until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and reserve 3 tbsp of the drippings in the pan.
  3. Set drippings over medium heat and add garlic. Cook 1 minute. Add escarole and cook, stirring occasionally, partially covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover and stir in beans, bacon, salt and pepper. Heat through, adding reserved pasta water if dry.
  4. Place pasta on a platter and add escarole mixture. Top with Parmesan.

Nutrition Information for Beans and Greens

Servings Per Recipe: 6
PER SERVING: 410 cal., 13 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 18 mg chol., 506 mg sodium, 64 g carb. (15 g fiber), 18 g pro.

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