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Easy Pasta E Fagioli

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  11 reviews
  • 10 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Italian for "pasta and beans," pasta e fagioli tosses together in 10 minutes and bakes in a little over a half hour. Magnifico!

Ingredients

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed
1
cup uncooked elbow macaroni (4 oz)
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except macaroni and cheese. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Remove cover; increase heat to high. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium. Add macaroni; cook 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except macaroni and cheese. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Remove cover; increase heat to high. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium. Add macaroni; cook 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.

Expert Tips

Stir in 1 cup red bell pepper, zucchini or other fresh veggies from your garden.

Crushing the dried basil helps to release the oils and enhances the flavor; if you have some basil growing in your garden, use that in place of the dried.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
1420mg
59%
Total Carbohydrate
51g
17%
Dietary Fiber
8g
31%
Sugars
6g
6%
Protein
20g
20%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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