Pasta Con Broccoli

INGREDIENTS:
16 oz – whole wheat Cavatelli noodles ( used medium shells)
2 cups – fat free pasta sauce (see Spaghetti recipe)
1 can black or white beans
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/4 tablespoon- crushed red chili peppers flakes
1/2 cup frozen spinach
2 cups frozen broccoli
Almond Parmesan

DIRECTIONS:
Put beans, spaghetti sauce, basil, brown sugar, and chili peppers in a blender or food processor and combined. Pour bean marinara into a sauce pot over Med-Low heat. Add spinach and broccoli. Heat for about 10 minutes until warm. Bring 5 quarts of water to a boil. Add a pinch of sea salt and stir pasta. Boil 10-12 minutes or to desired tenderness. Drain pasta in colander, and mix in a large bowl with bean marinara.

To make Almond Parmesan, process 1/4 cup nutritional yeast and 1/3 cup whole raw almonds in a blender or food processor until crumbly. Store in refrigerator.

SOURCE: The Healthy Vegans & Fat Free Vegan

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