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Pasta with Sweet Beans and Basil "Cream"

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Get a triple hit of soy protein in a fresh basil-and-pasta dish that's on the table in less than 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

12
oz uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (6 cups)
1 1/2
cups frozen sweet soybeans
1
cup soymilk
1/4
cup chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
teaspoon salt
1
package (12 oz) soft silken tofu
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1 In 6-quart Dutch oven, heat 4 quarts salted water to boiling. Add pasta; boil uncovered 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add soybeans; heat to boiling. Cook about 6 minutes longer or until pasta is tender. Drain; return to Dutch oven.
  • 2 While pasta is cooking, in blender or food processor, place remaining ingredients except cheese. Cover; blend on high speed, stopping blender occasionally to scrape sides, until smooth. Add to pasta in Dutch oven.
  • 3 Cook over low heat about 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until warm. Toss with cheese just before serving.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 380
  • Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Sodium 730mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
730mg
730%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

Soy foods may contain soy protein and isoflavones, two components with promise in lowering blood cholesterol and reducing risk of heart disease.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/23/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
730mg
730%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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