Pasta with Lima Beans and Broccolette


Pasta with Lima Beans and Broccolette

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Pasta garnished with lima beans, broccoli, and freshly grated cheese

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    With their smooth, pasty yet firm texture and mild flavor, lima beans are a supportive companion for pasta. Available in small and large sizes or use fava beans.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    2 lbs. fresh fava beans in pods, or 1 pound Hy-Vee frozen baby lima beans
    8 oz. broccolette
    1 (16-oz.) box Hy-Vee penne rigate pasta
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee Select olive oil
    1 medium onion, chopped
    4 clove(s) garlic, minced
    ¾ c. Hy-Vee 33%-less-sodium chicken broth
    ½ c. dry white wine
    2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee butter
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee crushed red pepper flakes
    ½ c. Hy-Vee shredded Parmesan cheese

    Things To Grab

    • Large bowl
    • Ice
    • Dutch oven
    • Colander
    • Large skillet


    1. Trim and discard ends of broccolette; cut into 2-inch pieces. Prepare a large bowl of ice water; set aside.
    2. In a Dutch oven, cook fava or lima beans in 3 quarts of boiling salted water for 1 minute; remove beans to ice water to cool, reserving boiling water in pot. Add pasta to boiling water; cook 4 minutes. Add broccolette and continue cooking 3 minutes more; drain.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      If using fresh fava beans: Shell fava beans using a paring knife to remove tip and peel string. Remove beans; set aside. If using frozen lima beans: omit this step.
      Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine
    3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook until tender. Add fava or lima beans and garlic; cook 3 minutes more.
    4. Add cooked pasta, broccolette, chicken broth, wine, lemon juice, butter, salt and crushed red pepper to skillet; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until pasta absorbs most of the liquid. Sprinkle with Parmesan just before serving.

    Nutrition facts


    400 Calories per serving
    1-1/2 cups

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 8g
    • Cholesterol: 10mg
    • Sodium: 250mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 67g
    • Protein: 19g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 20%
    Vitamin C 60%
    Iron 25%
    Calcium 10%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Fall 2013.