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Thursday, January 12 2012
Fagioli refers to beans in general, which are a favorite ingredient in Tuscan cooking, and an easy way to add protein to a pasta recipe without adding more meat.

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 28 mins
Servings: 8 servings

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced3 large chicken bouillon cubes, dissolved in 6 cups hot water 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon onion salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 pound ditalini pasta 2 cans (19 ounces each) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 In large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Crumble sausage into saucepan; cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute.
2 Add dissolved bouillon cubes, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, onion salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in pasta. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 11 minutes or until pasta is tender.
3 Stir in beans; cook about 1 minute or until beans are heated through. Serve immediately with cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 439, Total Fat 14 g, Saturated Fat 4 g, Cholesterol 22 mg, Sodium 1239 mg, Carbohydrate 60 g, Fiber 6 g, Protein 16 g.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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