Published Mar 10th
Prep 15m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 8 servings Calories 279.2

This is a very tasty and easy vegetarian pasta dish. It takes minimal time to prepare and has amazing flavor! It’s also great served with brown rice!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package whole wheat rotini pasta
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable broth
  • 2 ½ cups chopped fresh spinach
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add rotini, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  2. 2 In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the vegetable broth to a boil. Reduce heat, and mix in spinach, onion, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Stir in the black beans and broccoli. Continue to cook and stir 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. 3 Stir the tomatoes into the saucepan, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender. Serve over the cooked pasta. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 279.2
  • Carbohydrate 51.1 g
  • Cholesterol 6.2 mg
  • Fat 3.2 g
  • Fiber 9.1 g
  • Protein 14.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.4 g
  • Sodium 463 mg
  • Sugar 3.3 g


  1. I read all 33 reviews before making this dish and decided to make as directed first. I cooked the broth and vegetables in a large skillet and the broth cooked way down while the veggies were cooking so mine was not soupy at all. It had just enough broth to keep the pasta moist after - Read more ...
  2. I was very skeptical of this recipe but I had spinach and broccoli that needed using up so I gave it a try. It was amazingly delicious! The only change I had to make was chicken broth rather than vegetable broth. I have tried this with vegetable broth the chicken broth definitely gives it better - Read more ...
  3. I liked this alot. You could even eat the sauce like a soup it was that tasty even without adding the pasta.
  4. I liked this alot. You feel like you are eating as healthy as you really are. I did add some chili powder some extra cumin and crushed red pepper flakes. Also since the vegetable broth is already heavy in sodium I used Mrs Dash instead of the salt. Add to make this meal more robust - Read more ...
  5. I did as another reviewer suggested and added oregano and chili powder and upped the cayene. I cooked 1/2 package of wheat rotini and appx 1 cup veggie broth. Great flavor. Will definitely make this again thanks for the great recipe!
  6. Turns out watery and not very flavorful.
  7. This was excellent. I increased the amount of broccoli, spinach,. onion and tomatoes.... just because I like them. I also added some cumin along with the cayenne. After cooking, I thickened the sauce with a little cornstarch. This is a very fast one dish healthy meal. When I reheated leftovers, I stirred in a couple - Read more ...
  8. It's not haute cuisine but it's easy healthy and tastes good. I enjoyed the little bit of heat the cayenne added but those with small children or wimpy boyfriends might want to cut the amount a bit. Also the recipe might make 8 servings if it is used as a side dish but it will - Read more ...
  9. This was really delicious. Even my roomate who is a meat-and-potatoes person loved it. The flavors blended so well... I am DEFINITELY making this agian. I used frozen spinach chicken broth and extra garlic. I also forgot to add the tomatoes (oops!) and it was still excellent.

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