October 29, 2013

Pasta e Fagioli

 The basic soilders you will need for this dish. Sausage, fresh parsley, and Parmesan cheese are missing in action, don't worry just for the picture.
 In action... Yum!


1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil
1 package of hot Italian sausage
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 celery, chopped
1 carton of low sodium chicken broth
1 can of diced tomatoes or/and 1 cup of tomato sauce
1 1/2 cup of uncooked seashell pasta
1/2 cup (or more) Romano or Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cans of cannelloni beans drained and rinsed
fresh minced parsley

~In a large pot SAUTE onion, carrot, celery, garlic in olive oil until softened then add sausage to brown. ADD seasoning.
~Add broth and tomatoes/sauce to pot
~Stir in beans, 1/4 cup of the cheese, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
~Cover and simmer for about 8 minutes or until pasta is cooked to your liking. I add some fresh parsley at this point.
~Sprinkle each serving with cheese and fresh parsley if you like. I do because I really like cheese and sparsely.
I serve this with a simple salad but this time I roasted some yummy Brussel sprouts. Oh and lots of french bread for dipping!

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