*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Pasta with Beans
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beans & Rice                     Main Dishes
                 Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cloves        garlic -- minced
    1                    onion -- chopped
    1      medium        carrot -- finely chopped
    2      tablespoons   parsley -- chopped
    2      teaspoons     dried basil
    1      teaspoon      dried oregano
    4      tablespoons   olive oil
    1      15 oz. can    tomatoes (reserve liquid), drained & -- chopped
                         OR 2-3 fresh tomatoes
      1/4  cup           broth or liquid from canned tomatoes
    2      cups          (1 can) cannellini (white kidney beans) -- rinsed & dra
 ined
    8      ounces        elbow macaroni -- cooked & drained
    2      tablespoons   margarine
      1/4  cup           Parmesan cheese
                         salt & pepper to taste
 
      In a large skillet, saute garlic, onion, carrot, parsley, basil, and orega
 no in olive oil until onions are tender.  Add tomatoes, broth, salt & pepper.  
 Cover and, stirring frequently, simmer 10 minutes or until veggies are tender. 
  Add beans and cover and simmer about 20 minutes to blend seasonings.
      Cook macaroni, drain, and toss with butter and Parmesan cheese.  Add to ve
 ggie mixture.  
      Serve immediately with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.  
 
 
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