*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
              PASTA WITH TOMATOES, WHITE BEANS, AND PEPPERONI
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pasta                            Italian
                 Beans
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1                    Garlic clove, thinly sliced
    1       tb           Olive oil
      1/4   c            Onion, chopped
      1/3   c            Pepperoni, coarsely chopped
   16       oz           Plum tomatoes, with juice, c
                         -opped
      1/2   ts           Basil, crumbled
      1/4   ts           Oregano, crumbled
      1/4   ts           Hot red pepper flakes
      2/3   c            White beans, canned, drained
                         -nd rinsed well
    1       tb           Fresh parsley, minced
      1/4   lb           Tubular pasta
                         Parmesan cheese, grated
 
   In a heavy skillet, cook the garlic in the oil over moderate heat,
   stirring, until it is golden.  Remove it with a slotted spoon and discard.
   Add the onion and pepperoni and cook over mod-low heat, stirring
   occasionally, for 3 minutes.  Add the tomatoes and the juices, basil,
   oregano, pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer the mixture,
   stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.  Add the beans and parsley, and
   simmer the sauce, covered partially, for 5-7 minutes, or until it is
   thickened slightly.
   
   In a kettle of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until it is al dente
   and drain it well.  In a bowl, toss it with the sauce.  Divide the pasta
   between 2 heated bowls and serve it, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and
   garnished with parsley sprigs.
   
   a 1987 Gourmet Mag. favorite
  
 
 
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