It’s time for 30 Minute Thursday! For those of you who are new around here, on the first Thursday of each month I get together with some other awesome bloggers and we all provide you with delicious dinner recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less. For those of you who aren’t new around here, I’m so sorry I haven’t posted a 30 Minute Thursday recipe in so long! (Scroll to bottom of the page for more 30 Minute Dinner Recipes!)
Keeping up with blogging the last 3 1/2 months has been difficult, to say the least. Although, 30 minute meals have pretty much been all I’ve been making for dinner lately, most of them have consisted of boiling noodles and throwing a jar of tomato sauce on top. I’m guessing you guys probably don’t need a recipe for spaghetti though!
While this dish is a pasta recipe, it’s so much more fun than spaghetti. Remember when I reviewed Terra’s Kitchen and raved about the white bean sauce on their vegan power bowls? Well, I decided to make my own version and add it to some pasta. I love adding white beans or chickpeas to pastas for some extra protein, so I thought it would be great to instead top the pasta with a creamy sauce made out of white beans. And, it’s pretty delicious!
I also boiled the pasta with some diced sweet potato, because who doesn’t like sweet potato! (Oh wait, that would be my husband. I was clearing his bowl and found about 8 chunks of sweet potato left in it!) And then I threw some kale in at the very last minute for some green goodness. I hope you enjoy this 30 Minute dinner and also check out the rest for some more inspiration!
Creamy White Bean Pasta with Sweet Potato & Kale
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 1x
- 12 ounces dried pasta, your favorite kind (I used gluten free brown rice pasta)
- 2 cup finely cubed sweet potato (about 1 small sweet potato)
- 2 cups chopped kale
White Bean Sauce:
- 2 (15 ounce) cans white beans, drained and rinsed
- 3/4 cup vegetable broth
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- Salt, to taste
- Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot and cover with about 10 cups water. Bring sweet potatoes to a boil and boil for about 10 minutes before adding the pasta in. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions. Throw the kale into the pot, stir for about 10 seconds and then pour everything into a strainer.
- Make the sauce while the sweet potato and pasta are cooking. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for 30 seconds.
- Place the cooked pasta back into the pot and pour the sauce over. Mix until combined and heated through. Serve while hot.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Category: Dinner, Gluten Free, Vegan
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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Yay for 30 minute Thursday! I can imagine how hard it must be to make meals with a baby around, but I think you found the perfect solution with this pasta. I’ve never made a white bean sauce before, so I’m loving this!
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says
I love a quick weeknight pasta dish. I can see this being very popular at my house!
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
Wait – your husband doesn’t like sweet potatoes. I totally think of you when I think of sweet potato recipes. So that’s really funny. I guess you get to eat all the leftovers! Love this pasta dish – it’s perfect for Fall!
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I LOVE sweet potato and kale together! It’s the best combo! And this pasta … things have been nuts here lately so I need all the fast meals I can get!
White beans are the best! Loving how creamy this pasta is and how quickly it comes together 🙂
Oh I love the idea of a white bean sauce! I could happily eat pasta all day long too!
traci | Vanilla And Bean says
No doubt your plate is full… I can’t imagine all the adjustments Izzy. You’re doing great keeping up with blogging (it can be overwhelming!). Hang in there my dear. xo I tried white bean cream sauce and OH my! Is it fabulous! It completely tastes so rich and decadent, yet your getting so much goodness bite after bite! I love your addition of sweet potatoes and kale.. a fabulous combination! Delicious work Izzy!
Gary Rith says
GOOD GOLLY this is an awesome recipe, finally got around to making it! I don’t like kale and used spinach instead, adding some soy sauce, hot sauce, and curry powder to the creamy bean sauce. This is BRILLIANT, nutritious and tasty, GO YOU!