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White Beans With Pasta

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Ingredients
  Dried great northern beans 1 Pound (2 cups, white variety)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (adjust quantity as needed)
  Salt To Taste
  Shell macaroni 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Olive oil/Salad oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 can)
  Dried savory leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Dried thyme leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  American cheese slices 4 Ounce, halved (1/2 of a 8 ounce package)
  Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Cover beans with cold water and refrigerate, covered, overnight.
2. Next day, drain beans reserving the liquid.

MAKING
3. Into a 3-quart Dutch oven, add beans and 6 cups liquid along with 1 teaspoon salt and bring to boiling.
4. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 2 hours until tender.
5. If necessary, add 1 cup water during cooking and drain.
6. In medium saucepan, bring to boiling 3 cups water and 1 teaspoon salthalf an hour before beans are done.
7. Add macaroni, cook until tender-€”about 15 minutes and drain.
8. In hot oil in medium skillet, saute garlic, onion and parsley for 1 minute.
9. Add tomato sauce, savory, thyme, 2 teaspoons salt and the pepper and cook, uncovered, over medium heat until onion is tender-€”about 5 minutes.
10. Into a 2-quart shallow casserole turn beans and macaroni and stir in tomato mixture.

FINALIZING
11. Arrange cheese slices over top of beans in a circle and run under broiler a few minutes to melt cheese.

SERVING
12. Sprinkle top with chopped parsley and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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