Whole-Wheat Penne With Arugula, White Beans and Parmesan

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 4 servings

Canned cannellini beans star in this wholesome pasta dish.

You can cook and drain the pasta the day before serving. Refrigerate it to complete the dish the next day.


1 pound whole-wheat penne pasta
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 (10-ounce) can white cannellini beans, drained and well rinsed
2 cups arugula leaves
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried red chili flakes
1/4 cup fresh-grated parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside. This may be done the day before assembling dish, if desired.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute until it just begins to brown. Add white beans and stir well. Fold the cooked pasta into the beans, add the arugula leaves and chili flakes. Continue to saute a minute until mixture is heated though. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve.  



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