Pasta With Lima Beans And Spinach

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.


Baked penne pasta



 PastaMostaccioli type -1/2 pound

Fresh lima beans- 1 cup

Pasta sauce- 1/2 cup

Onion-1 no

Garlic- 4 cloves

Spinach- 1 cup

Mozarella chesse- 1 cup

Olive oil- 1 tbsp

Ingredients- Chopped onion, chopped spinach,Garlic,Mostaccioli and lima beans


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”

  1. swapna says:

    Hai lakshmi

    i love to eat pasta.liked this recipe very much.thanks for sharing.

  2. Mantu says:

    dear Lakshmi,
    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
    mantu (Jayashree)

  3. Asha says:

    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:))

  4. sandeepa says:

    I saw so many Italian recipes at my fellow bloggers cookbook today…the pasta looks great
    great entry for Nandita’s WHB

  5. Trupti says:

    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.


  6. Lakshmik says:

    Hi Lakshmi

    I love pasta. Will try this verion too with lima beans and spinach.

  7. supriya says:

    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:)

  8. nandita says:

    Hey Lakshmi,
    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

  9. lakshmiammal says:

    Thank you friends for your note of appreciation!
    Nandita, sure honey wheat bread would be perfect for WBB#7.Go ahead!

  10. Kay says:

    I just tried this and it was yummmmm! 🙂 The only change was home-made pasta sauce+addition of broccoli.

    Thanks Lakshmi!

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