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Pasta with Lima beans and spinach

Whenever I announce that ‘I am gonna make pasta  today’,  ‘Pastaaaa’ (read with lower tone) stretches my hubby  and nods with  no other go and on the other hand, ‘Paastaaaa’  (read with high tone) screams my daughter out of joy. What a scenario? But I vote for pasta always and we get  the majority and win. It is always a perfect way to make my daughter eat the veggies.        



 PastaMostaccioli type -1/2 pound

Fresh lima beans- 1 cup

Pasta sauce- 1/2 cup

Onion-1 no

Garlic- 4 cloves

Spinach- 1 cup

Mozarella chesse- 1 cup

Olive oil- 1 tbsp

Ingredients- Chopped onion, chopped spinach,Garlic,Mostaccioli and lima beans


Bring a large pot of water to boil, add salt  and cook the pasta to al dente. It should not be well cooked  for it is going to continue cooking in the oven. Drain the pasta and keep aside.

Chop spinach, onion and garlic. 

Heat olive oil in a pan. Add garlic followed by onion. After onion turns transparent add lima beans and spinach. Fry till spinach wilt and add the pasta sauce and salt (just for the veggies). Mix in pasta and stir slightly and transfer them to the baking pan. Cover the top layer with grated mozarella cheese.

Preheat the oven to 375 deg. Bake the pasta for 20 min. Atlast, turn the oven to broiler setting for another 3-5 min. Keep an eye when it is broiling for it may burn your cheeses. Dig in for healthy start in the morning.

Baked to perfection

 This is my entry for WBB #7 event  hosted by my friend Nandita

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