Whenever I announce that ‘I am gonna make pasta today’, ‘Pastaaaa’ (read with lower tone) stretches my hubby and nods with no other go and on the other hand, ‘Paastaaaa’ (read with high tone) screams my daughter out of joy. What a scenario? But I vote for pasta always and we get the majority and win. It is always a perfect way to make my daughter eat the veggies.
Pasta –Mostaccioli type -1/2 pound
Fresh lima beans- 1 cup
Pasta sauce- 1/2 cup
Garlic- 4 cloves
Spinach- 1 cup
Mozarella chesse- 1 cup
Olive oil- 1 tbsp
Bring a large pot of water to boil, add salt and cook the pasta to al dente. It should not be well cooked for it is going to continue cooking in the oven. Drain the pasta and keep aside.
Chop spinach, onion and garlic.
Heat olive oil in a pan. Add garlic followed by onion. After onion turns transparent add lima beans and spinach. Fry till spinach wilt and add the pasta sauce and salt (just for the veggies). Mix in pasta and stir slightly and transfer them to the baking pan. Cover the top layer with grated mozarella cheese.
Preheat the oven to 375 deg. Bake the pasta for 20 min. Atlast, turn the oven to broiler setting for another 3-5 min. Keep an eye when it is broiling for it may burn your cheeses. Dig in for healthy start in the morning.
This is my entry for WBB #7 event hosted by my friend Nandita
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10 thoughts on “Pasta With Lima Beans And Spinach”
i love to eat pasta.liked this recipe very much.thanks for sharing.
Liked the penne pasta with lime beans and mozarella cheese , great entry for Wbb , I will come more in future to get some more mouth-watering recipes..
hugs and smiles
Love Penne pasta.I made some last week with non veg.My kids love it too,I understand the joyful high pitch:D:D
Enjoy and visit us sometimes too:))
I saw so many Italian recipes at my fellow bloggers cookbook today…the pasta looks great
great entry for Nandita’s WHB
What a great recipe- Lima beans..hmm,never thought of using them in Pasta before..thanks for visiting and checking out my Spinach Pasta bake recipe! Do try that sometime.
I love pasta. Will try this verion too with lima beans and spinach.
pasta looks absolutely delicious. i still have to try making pasta. may be now after looking at ur yummy pic will give it a shot soon:)
I’m posting your honey wheat bread for the round up…while this is a wonderful recipe, I’dprefer the former for breakfast…
Hope you don’t mind
Thank you friends for your note of appreciation!
Nandita, sure honey wheat bread would be perfect for WBB#7.Go ahead!
I just tried this and it was yummmmm! 🙂 The only change was home-made pasta sauce+addition of broccoli.