White Bean and Artichoke Penne Pasta

Here’s another quick, easy recipe I through together while we were at the beach last weekend. As my dad was eating it, I overhead him telling my mom: “We need to eat more food like this.”

Yield: 4 heaping servings

Time: Less than 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package of whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1/2 medium white or yellow onion, sliced then cut in half
  • 1 large jar of marinara pasta sauce
  • 1 can or jar of artichoke hearts
  • 2 cans great white northern beans or cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 handfulls spinach
  • Dried Italian herbs such as oregano and basil, salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Cook the pasta according to directions
  • Saute the onion on medium heat in water or oil for about 7 minutes until soft. Add sprinkles of Italian herbs, to taste
  • Add the pasta sauce, artichoke hearts and beans and heat through
  • Add the spinach and heat until slightly wilted. Add salt and pepper, to taste
  • Serve the pasta with the sauce on top

Here it is served next to heirloom tomato and nectarine summer salad:

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