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Pesto Pasta with White Beans

If you're a vegetarian or if you like to incorporate a few vegetarian meals in your menu...Pesto Pasta with White Beans is packed with protein and fiber, and it's sure to please the entire family. It's also an ideal no-meat recipe for Lent. If you want to sneak in a few veggies stir in lightly steamed asparagus or fresh chopped spinach.
Course main
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Kristl Story, TheBudgetDiet.com

Ingredients

  • 1, 16 oz. box of pasta use whole wheat for a super-healthy version!
  • 1, 15 oz. can cannellini beans or other white bean drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup pesto*

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Drain pasta and stir in beans and pesto.
  3. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Costco sells large jars of delicious and affordable pesto, and you can freeze whatever you don't use!