Cavatappi With Spinach, Beans, and Asiago Cheese

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

For a simple dish, this contains many healthful ingredients, plus the flavors are complex. If you toss the spinach and Asiago cheese while the pasta is still warm, the spinach will wilt and the cheese will soften. When this happens, the flavors blend and become more pungent. This is peasant food at its best.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Sprinkle with fresh ground black pepper, if desired.


Most Helpful

This had a very nice flavor. I had only added in 2 cups of chopped spinach, I thought this was plenty. Mixed it all together while still warm and everything blended so well. This is definitely a dish I will make again. Made for Fall Pac'09

FrenchBunny September 30, 2009

Really quite good, but needed a little more flavor. I mixed in some fresh herbs along with the garlic and spinach and oil while the pasta was still slightly warm -- then added the beans and cheese and seasoned -- we let it cool in the cool kitchen and ate it at that temp -- delicious! The creaminess of the Asiago is lovely in this. Thanks!

Chef Kate May 04, 2008

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