Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Anti Inflammatory

Spinach, Lima Bean & Crispy Pancetta Pasta




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1 (9 ounce) package fresh spinach pasta

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

4 ounces diced pancetta

1 (16 ounce) package frozen baby lima beans, thawed

1 cup sliced shallots

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ teaspoon dried rosemary

4 cups baby spinach

3 tablespoons lemon juice

¾ cup grated pecorino cheese, divided


Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of water, then drain the pasta.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pancetta and cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate. Add lima beans and shallots to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the shallots are tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and rosemary; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes.

Add the pasta and the reserved water to the pan. Cook, stirring, until the sauce is thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice, the pancetta and half the pecorino. Serve the pasta topped with the remaining pecorino.


Serving Size



477 kcal

Total Fat

16 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



74 mg


687 mg

Total Carbohydrate

62 g

Dietary Fiber

8 g

Total Sugars

3 g


21 g




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