Milan-Style Pasta and Beans

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 404


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 fresh sage leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
4 carrots, chopped
4 ribs celery, chopped
3 medium boiling potatoes, chopped
2 onions, chopped
4 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped, or 2 cups chopped canned tomatoes
1 pound (about 2 cups) dried cranberry or cannellini beans, cooked as directed,* or 4 16-ounce cans
8 cups homemade Meat Broth or a mix of half store-bought beef or vegetable broth and half water
salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces fresh maltagliati or fresh fettuccini pasta cut into 1-inch pieces
Extra-virgin olive oil

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1 In a large pot, melt the butter with the oil over medium heat. Stir in the sage and rosemary. Add the carrots, celery, potatoes, and onions. Cook, stirring often, until softened, about 10 minutes.

2 Stir in the tomatoes and beans. Add the broth and salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook over low heat until all of the ingredients are very tender, about 1 hour.

3 Remove half of the soup from the pot and pass it through a food mill or puree it in a blender. Pour the puree back into the pot. Stir well and add the pasta. Bring the soup to a simmer, then turn off the heat. 4 Let the soup cool slightly before serving. Serve hot, with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and a generous grinding of pepper.

From "1,000 Italian Recipes." Copyright 2004 by Michele Scicolone. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 404
Calories from Fat: 102

This Milan-Style Pasta and Beans recipe is from the Cook'n in Italy Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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