I found this recipe at Better Homes and Gardens but made a few changes to it and we thought it was super easy and really good! Kinda weird that it has beans in the sauce because if you remember me “throwing up” my calico beans on mom’s rug in the kitchen, you would know I’m not much of a bean person.
6 oz. dried linguini
3 cups broccoli florets
1 15- to-19 oz. can cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
1 10-oz. container light Alfredo sauce
1/2 cup croutons, coarsely crushed
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli the last 3 to 4 minutes of cooking; drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Return pasta mixture to pan; keep warm.
2. Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor combine beans, Alfredo sauce, and the reserved pasta water; cover and blend or process until nearly smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan; heat through over medium heat, stirring frequently.
3. Spoon sauce onto serving plates. Top with pasta mixture, crushed croutons and crushed red pepper. Makes 4 servings.
Jared thinks it is weird when I take pictures of food so I took this right before he ate, which is why his arm is in the background. 🙂