Buddy Bows & Veggies

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A colorful vegetarian pasta salad with beans cheese, served warm.
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. sliced sweet onion
  • 1 1/2 c. small chopped broccoli
  • 3/4 c. small chopped any color bell pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 c. kidney or black beans
  • 1 1/2 c. cooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 1/2 c. cheddar cheese
Heat oil in large skillet on medium/high heat. Add onions, broccoli, peppers, Italian seasoning; cook for 5 minutes or until broccoli and onions are tender. Add beans and cooked pasta, and cook until beans and pasta are heated through. Add cheese and stir to combine.
Yield: 4 1/2 cups
Serving Size: 3/4 cups provides 0.5 grain, 1.5 oz meat/ meat alternate and 1/4 cup vegetable for a 3-5 yer old at lunch/supper.
Credit: Twist and Sprout Cookbook
Recipe Information:  Twist & Sprout  Vegetables- Dark Green   Grain  Vegetarian