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Italian Traditional Pasta with Broad Beans Sauce

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Chef Matteo Carboni from the Academia Barilla Culinary School shares with us all the culinary steps and Chef tips on how to prepare an Italian traditional pasta dish (garganelli) using fava beans (also called broad beans). For more Italian recipes, chef tips and gourmet news visit our Italian Food Lovers blog at
  Garganelli 1⁄2 Pound
  Broad bean 1 Pound
  Tomato 2 Medium, ripened
  Pecorino cheese 3 Ounce (Academia Barilla Pecorino Gran Cru)
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon (or to taste)
  Black pepper powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Garlic clove 1 Medium
  Rosemary 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Parsley 1 Tablespoon (garnish)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)

1. Blanch the broad beans in boiling water for about twenty seconds. Drain and place in cold water, in order to peel them more easily.
2. Repeat with the tomatoes, having cut an “X” into the bottom of the tomatoes before blanching for thirty seconds in boiling water.
3. After peeling the tomatoes, cut them and remove the seeds. Then chop into cubes.
4. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add garganelli and cook for 4 to 5 minutes if fresh, 9 minutes if store-bought.

5. In a pan, heat a little olive oil. Once hot, add the broad beans and sauté for a couple of seconds.
6. Then add the rosemary, peeled garlic and a pinch of salt, mix well.
7. Add cubed tomato and finish cooking.
8. Meanwhile, drain the pasta and add to the saucepan.
9. Turn up the heat and sauté for about 30 seconds. Finish with rosemary, ground black pepper and Parmigiano Reggiano or pecorino.

10. Once served, you can add a little olive oil and a sprinkling of black pepper at the end

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Want to learn and try a traditional Italian dish at home? In this video, chef is making Italian Traditional Pasta with Broad Beans Sauce. If you have seen his garganelli pasta recipe video, this video would help make a perfect sauce for it. Those who haven’t will have to look for the recipe. The sauce recipe is very simple with blanching and stir frying of beans.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1663 Calories from Fat 369

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 41 g62.7%

Saturated Fat 13.5 g67.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 401.1 mg133.7%

Sodium 2937.5 mg122.4%

Total Carbohydrates 259 g86.4%

Dietary Fiber 4.9 g19.6%

Sugars 6.6 g

Protein 84 g167.6%

Vitamin A 107.8% Vitamin C 117.8%

Calcium 73.9% Iron 54.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Italian Traditional Pasta With Broad Beans Sauce Recipe Video