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Pasta E Fagioli (Pasta and Beans)

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Category: Soups, Italian, Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • 1 cn Great Northern beans; drain
  • - reserve liquid (16 oz)*
  • 2 tb -3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Carrots; peeled and diced
  • 2 Stalks celery; sliced
  • 1 lg Onion; chipped
  • 2 -3 garlic cloves; minced
  • 1 ts Dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 ts Dried basil
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 -7 fresh tomatoes; cut into
  • -large pieces <>
  • 1 cn Tomatoes; cut into large
  • -pieces, reserve liquids
  • -(28 oz)
  • 7 oz -8 oz. shell macaroni
  • Parmesan cheese; grated


Saute' the carrots, celery, onions and garlic in hot olive oil in a large
skillet. Add the oregano, basil, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper and the
bay leaf. Cover and cook over low heat about 1/2 hour. Add half the
tomatoes, cover and cook 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the macari in
boiling salted water until just barely tender. Combine the beans, cooked
vegetables and macaroni in a large pot. Add water to reserved bean and
tomato liquids to equal 1 cup; add to pot with remaining tomatoes. Simmer
another 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding more salt and
pepper if necessary. Remove bay leaf before serving with the Parmesan
cheese. Serves 6-8.

*This would equal approximately 3/4 cup dried beans; soak and cook
according to package directions. Note: Navy or pea beans work equally

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