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Pasta with Beans (Pastafazole)

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Category: Italian, Beans

 Ingredients List

  • 1 lb Dry white beans
  • 1/2 c Bean liquid
  • 1/4 c Olive oil
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/4 lb Bacon (1 1/2" strips)
  • 1 ts Pepper
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 1 lb Elbow macaroni
  • 2 Carrots, chopped
  • 4 tb Butter, softened
  • 1 c Minced parsley
  • 1/2 c Grated sharp cheese
  • 1 ts Oregano
  • 2 tb Basil
  • Chopped parsley
  • 1 16 oz. can tomatoes, or 4
  • Fresh, seeded and chopped


Soak beans, cook till barely tender, drain; reserving 1/2 cup of liquid.
Saute bacon in oil till half cooked, then add onions, carrots, parsley,
oregano and basil; cook till wilted. Add tomatoes, bean liquid, salt &
pepper. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add beans and simmer 20 minutes more.
Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta. Toss with butter and cheese then mix with
bean sauce and a little more of the bean liquid. Serve in bowls; sprinkle
with more cheese and parsley.

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