My mom gave me this recipe when Joe and I were first married 35 years ago. It’s a relatively simple and quick recipe, and is a hearty, nutritious, and delicious meal. – JM Farro
PASTA & BEANS
1 can Cannellini Beans
1 can Tomato Paste
Garlic, minced (2-4 cloves)
1 Bay Leaf
Salt to taste
Basil to taste (try 1 teaspoon)
Pasta (elbows, ditalini, or shells)
Boil water for pasta and cook according to package directions.
Lightly brown garlic in enough olive oil to coat the bottom of saucepan.
Add tomato paste, bay leaf, salt, and about a cup of water. Cook 15 minutes.
Add cannellini beans. Cook 5 minutes.
Drain pasta and add to sauce. Let sit for a few minutes.
Serve with parmesan cheese.