Beans and Greens Pasta

Beans and Greens Pasta
At Ciao Pappy, we're always looking for delicious and nutritious meal ideas that help you eat well without compromising on taste. 
This week, we're excited to introduce you to a delightful combination that's satisfying and packed with health benefits: our Kale Marinara Sauce served over tender Lupii Bean Pasta!
Why You'll Love It:
🌿 Nutrient-Packed Kale: Our marinara sauce combines the classic Italian flavors you love with the goodness of kale. This leafy green superstar is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it a fantastic addition to your diet.
💪 Protein-Packed Lupini Beans: Lupini beans are a true superfood and packed with plant-based protein.
🍅 Rich Tomato Flavor: Our Classico tomato basil garlic marinara sauce is slow-cooked to perfection. The harmonious blend of tomatoes, herbs, and spices will transport your taste buds to Italy.
Cook Time: 30 Minutes | Serves 2 - 4


½ box Lupii Rotini
½ jar Ciao Pappy Marinara Classico
2 cloves garlic
½ bunch lacinato kale
2 tbsp olive oil, plus more for topping
Basil for serving

Remove stems from kale and chop into 1-inch pieces. This should result in roughly 2 cups of kale. Thinly slice garlic.

Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium. Add garlic slices. Cook until fragrant and beginning to brown at the edges, taking care to stir to avoid burning garlic. Lower heat to medium-low and pour in ½ jar Ciao Pappy Marinara Classico. Stir to distribute garlic and oil evenly. Reduce heat to low.

Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil and heavily salt. Add Lupii and stir immediately. After 2 minutes, drop kale in the pasta pot to blanch and cook for 30 seconds.

Transfer the cooked pasta and greens to the skillet, using a colander, fine mesh sieve, or slotted spoon to drain. Toss to coat in sauce.

Divide between serving bowls and top with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil.
If you're feeling adventurous, try these creative variations with our winning combo:
🌶️ Spice It Up: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.
🧀 Creamy Delight: Stir in a dollop of ricotta cheese to make it creamy and indulgent.
🌿 Fresh Greens: Toss in some fresh spinach for extra greens.

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