Beans and Greens Pasta is my latest meal solution for busy weeknights. It’s easy, healthy, and on the table in less than 30 minutes!
It’s a new month, and apparently it’s also time for a new recipe theme. March was all about healthy snacks and it looks like April is shaping up to be all about fast and easy weeknight meals. I didn’t do it on purpose, but we could all use a few more of easy healthy recipes in our repertoire, right?
Most people I know – myself included – rely heavily on pasta as a weeknight staple. It’s fast and takes practically no thought, so it’s perfect for busy weeknights. But it can also get really boring. This beans and greens pasta is ready in the same amount of time that you’d need to make spaghetti and sauce, but it’s so much more interesting! The pasta is tossed with leafy greens (I love the sauté mixes that they sell at Whole Foods), white beans, a little bit of pancetta (you can also use bacon), and a garlicky white wine sauce. It has so much flavor you won’t believe how easy it is to make!
Pop some garlic bread in the oven while the pasta boils to round out the meal and pour yourself a glass of wine. You’ll have the bottle open anyway…