Red Bean & Vegetable Rigatoni
6
servings
25 min
PREP TIME
25 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

4 ounces uncooked dried rigatoni  

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt

3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves  

1/2 cup sliced green onions

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

2 cups broccoli florets

1 medium (1 cup) red bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

1 (15-ounce) can red or black beans, rinsed. drained

1 (11-ounce) can whole kernel corn with green and red peppers, drained

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired

 

 *Substitute 4 ounces of your favorite uncooked dried pasta. **Substitute 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook rigatoni according to package directions. Drain. Toss pasta with 1 tablespoon Butter with Olive Oil and 1 tablespoon basil. Keep warm.

  2. STEP 2

    Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add green onions and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 1-2 minutes or until onions are softened.

  3. STEP 3

    Add broccoli and bell pepper. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until peppers are crisply tender. Add remaining basil and all remaining ingredients except Parmesan cheese. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes or until heated through.

  4. STEP 4

    Toss together hot vegetable mixture and hot cooked rigatoni; sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition

250Calories
9Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
790Sodium (mg)
36Carbohydrates (g)
7Dietary Fiber
9Protein (g)

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  June 21, 2011

The vegetables in this recipe are what originally attracted me to it and the combination did not fail. My only critique was that even though I *love* butter, I didn't feel like it added to the overall flavor as much as I had hoped. As another reviewer stated, it was a little bland. I ended up adding additional salt and pepper, but I'm wondering if there's an addition that can provide a bit more flavor without detracting from the taste of the fresh veggies. Perhaps next time I'll add some lemon juice and see how that goes. Definitely a recipe to make again!

— says Anne K.
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  July 19, 2009

This was so good it has become a regular star on our dinner table. My kids love this. It was a little bland for our tastes so I added Frank's Hot Sauce, chili powder and cumin. Sometimes I will substitute frozen peas for the frozen broccoli.

— says Maureen
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