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Ricotta, Tomato & Corn Pasta

I love to make healthy meals with produce from my latest farmers market trip. This pasta takes just 30 minutes from pantry to dinner table. You can easily make it a meat entree by adding cooked, shredded chicken. —Jerilyn Korver, Bellflower, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked whole wheat elbow macaroni (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups arugula or baby spinach
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain well.
  • In a large bowl, combine beans, tomatoes, corn, onion, ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, basil, oil, garlic, salt, rosemary and pepper. Stir in pasta. Add arugula; toss gently to combine. If desired, sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 275 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 429mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 8g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 lean meat.

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