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Pasta fagioli (pasta with beans)

Pasta Fagioli (Pasta with beans)
1H 20M



1.Soak beans in saucepan of water for about 6 hours.
2.Drain beans, replace the water; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer about 45 minutes or until beans are soft. Drain; reserve cooking liquid.
3.Heat oil in large saucepan; cook onion, stirring, about 10 minutes. Add carrot and celery; cook, stirring, 5 minutes. Add beans, tomato and garlic; cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of the reserved cooking liquid; bring to the boil. Remove pan from heat. Discard garlic.
4.Meanwhile, cook pasta in large saucepan salted boiling water about 5 minutes. Drain.
5.Add pasta to soup. Return pan to heat; simmer 3 minutes. (If it seems too dry, add another cup of reserved cooking liquid.) Season to taste.
6.Serve sprinkled with cheese and parsley; drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil.

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