Mostaccioli With Beans

(makes 6 servings)

Weight Loss Recipes : Mostaccioli With BeansIngredients:

  • 3 cups uncooked mostaccioli pasta (or similar pasta shape like penne)
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • ½ lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into small sized pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped (½ cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • ½ cup low sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh or ½ tsp dried rosemary leaves, crumbled
  • 2 cups lightly packed fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 (15oz.) can cannellini beans, drained
  • ⅓ cup low-fat Parmesan cheese
  • Low-fat cooking spray


  • Cook and drain pasta according to package instructions.
  • While pasta is cooking, spray a 4-quart Dutch oven with low-fat cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Cook asparagus, red bell pepper, onion and garlic until vegetables are crisp-tender (about 6 minutes).
  • Add tomatoes, broth, and rosemary to vegetable mixture and stir until blended.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in cannellini beans and spinach and simmer until spinach is wilted.
  • Toss vegetable mixture with the cooked pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese as desired.

Make 6 Servings:

Weight loss recipes Amount Per Serving(1/6 of recipe (324 g)): 313 Calories, 14 g Protein, 62 g carbohydrates, 7 g Dietary Fiber, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 467 mg sodium


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