Sick of the same old pasta and marinara? Try this new recipe for a healthy alternative that can feed the whole family (or just you + 4 lunches for the week) for well under $20.

Red Bean, Broccoli and Basil Pasta

Makes 4-5 servings in 25 minutes.

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray two slices of bread lightly on both sides with nonstick olive oil spray and bake for 4 minutes on each side or until crisp. Cut into chunks for croutons. Cook pasta according to package directions. Add broccoli for the last 5 minutes of cooking to soften. Drain, but keep 3/4 cup of the pasta water. Cover pasta and broccoli to keep warm.
2. In a large bowl combine beans, garlic and oil. Mash about half of the bean mixture then stir in basil and pasta water. Add bean mixture to pasta and stir. Divide among 4-5 plates, topping with croutons and shredded Asiago cheese.

Recipe by Megan Ware, RDN, LD. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in The Woodlands, TX.