Friday, December 15, 2017

{Recipe} Baked Pasta Florentine

This might not look too pretty but it is delicious.  Pasta, spinach and a creamy white sauce made from beans and cashews?! Yep, it's a good one!
 Ingredients:
8 oz dry pasta (I used spinach fusilli but it's really good with shells and wagon wheel pasta too)
10 oz package frozen spinach, thawed and sqeezed dry
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup raw cashews
1 3/4 cups water
1 15oz can white beans (I was out of cannellini beans so I used chick peas), rinsed and drained
1 TBS soy sauce
1 TBS white miso paste
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup bread crumbs

  •  Cook pasta until barely tender, about 6 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Saut√© onion in vegetable broth until it has softened.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.


  •  Place squeezed out spinach in a bowl and add drained pasta to it. Mix well.


  •  To make the sauce, place the cashews in a high speed blender and process until finely ground.  Add half of the water and blend until smooth. Add remaining water, cooked onion, beans, soy sauce, miso, dry mustard, lemon juice and cayenne. Process until very smooth.


  •  Pour sauce over pasta and spinach. Stir to mix well. 


  •  Pour mixture into 9 x 12 baking dish and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  • Cove and bake at 350 F for 35 minutes. Let rest 5-10 minutes before serving.

  •  It goes quickly around here!

You will not be disappointed!
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5 comments:

Tamar SB said...

oo! you're so creative!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

I need to get this! Looks delicious and the perfect comfort food for this time of year!!!!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Looks delicious Heather. I am just wondering what is for dinner and could just eat some of this :)

Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Hope you can join me for the last blog hop of the year tomorrow :)

Carla from The River said...

Thank you for sharing Heather. I do appreciate your recipes. Looking forward to 2018! :-)
Carla

Creations By Cindy said...

Heather Lou, can you come bring me some of that to Florida? Just asking. LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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