Beany Rotini

Number of Servings: 4 (408g)
Active Time: 5 min.
Total Time: 20 min.
Beany Rotini

Quick weeknight dinner, here we come! This recipe is inexpensive per serving even if you make it from items bought for the purpose, but better still, it’s a great template for using up pantry items and odds and ends from other dishes. Have half an onion left from another recipe? Toss it in. Overbought canned black beans? Use those in place of kidney beans. Half a box of some other pasta to use up? Don’t feel like you have to stick with rotini. Just pack it with veggies and keep an eye out for the Guiding Stars rating on things like pasta sauce and canned beans to make sure you’re keeping the sodium and sugar low.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. rotini pasta
  • 3 cups low-sodium pasta sauce
  • 1½ cups frozen spinach
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup cooked kidney beans

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain in colander.
  2. Place the pasta sauce, spinach, pepper, and kidney beans in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and reduce to a simmer. Cook until the peppers are tender (5 minutes).
  3. Toss the pasta with the sauce and serve.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 408g

Amount per serving
Calories 385
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.5g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 4mg 2%
Sodium 295mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 10.5g 36%
Total Sugars 14g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 46g
Protein 16g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 163.9mg 15%
Iron 5.3mg 30%
Potassium 1150mg 25%
Vitamin A 411.5mcg 45%
Vitamin C 40.7mg 45%
Vitamin E 6.4mg 40%
Vitamin K 249.4mcg 210%
Thiamin 0.7mg 60%
Riboflavin 0.5mg 40%
Niacin 15.5mg 100%
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 35%
Folate 358mcg 90%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0.6mcg 4%
Chloride 7.8mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 0%
Phosphorus 265.4mg 20%
Iodine 0.4mcg 0%
Magnesium 129.1mg 30%
Zinc 1.9mg 20%
Selenium 42mcg 80%
Copper 0.5mg 60%
Manganese 1.4mg 60%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 50.1mcg 110%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauce (tomatoes, Tomato Puree, Water, Tomato Paste, Vegetable Oil, Soybean Oil, Olive Oil, Onion, Granulated Garlic, Spices), Kidney Beans (salt), Chopped Spinach, Pasta (durum Semolina Wheat Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin And Folic Acid), Green Pepper.

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