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Mom's Pasta Fagiole

1 cup ditalini
3 T. olive oil

4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 15.5-oz. can cannellini beans, drained

In a large pot, boil ditalini in salted water according to package directions. When "al dente," drain and set aside.

In a large saucepan, sauté the garlic in the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the drained ditalini and the can of cannellini beans. Simmer until heated through.

Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve immediately.



Note: If you prefer a more soupy, tomato-based recipe, add the following to the above recipe:

1 14-oz. can chicken broth
1 15-oz. can crushed tomatoes (petite diced would work as well)
1 tsp. chicken bouillon
1/4 tsp. oregano

Simmer 10 minutes. Serve sprinkled with grated cheese.



Recipe from the "Mangia, Figlie" blog by Maria M. Boyer.
Original publish date of this recipe, February 21, 2010.