Creamy Penne with White Cabbage and Beans

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Appears in
Monday-to-Friday Cookbook

By Michele Urvater

Published 1991

  • About

Serve this sauce with pasta that can catch the mellow chunks of cabbage and bean. The grape juice softens the cabbage and the ricotta adds a creamy flavor and boosts nutrition.

A salad or a steamed vegetable, like a plateful of greens or steamed cauliflower, is all you need to make the meal complete.


  • Salt
  • 1 large onion
  • ½ head green cabbage
  • 1


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta.
  2. Finely chop the onion. Core and cut the cabbage into thin shreds.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the cabbage, anise, and grape juice. Bring the liquid to a boil, cover, and simmer over low heat until the cabbage