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Pasta e Fagioli

In Meals on February 24, 2012 at 3:33 am

I am kind of obsessed with planning a dinner menu ahead of time and I try to have at least one meal a week be meatless. This is one of our family’s favorite meatless meals. Not only is it delicious, it all cooks in one pot!

 

You Need:

1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 onion, chopped

2-4 celery stalks, chopped

4 garlic cloves, sliced

4 cups of vegetable broth

15 1/2 oz can kidney beans, rinsed and drained (you can also use a can of black beans or cannellini beans)

14 oz can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano (we used regular diced tomatoes with no seasoning added)

1 cup ditalini pasta (we used elbows, but you can substitute any smaller sized pasta)

1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley

1/4 teaspoon pepper

 

1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the onion, celery, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables just start to soften, about 2-5 minutes.

2. Add the broth, beans, tomatoes, and pasta. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Uncover the saucepan and cook until the pasta is tender, between 7-10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the parsley and pepper.

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