Baked Pasta E Fagioli

READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400. Heat large covered saucepot of water to boiling. Add pasta and cook 2 minutes less than label directions. Drain and reserve 1/4 cup cooking water. Return pasta to saucepot.
  • Meanwhile, drain tomatoes, reserving puree. Coarsely chop tomatoes. (Or use chopped tomatoes in puree).
  • In 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add onion and celery and cook 9-10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  • Stir in tomatoes with puree, beans, broth and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and stir in spinach.
  • Add bean mixture, pasta cooking water and 1/4 cup Romano to pasta in saucepot and toss until well mixed. Transfer pasta mixture to 3-quart glass or ceramic baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining Romano and bake 15 minutes or until center is hot and top is golden.
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