Monday Afternoon Beans

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Well, with a name like that, this recipe has to be . . . mediocre? Hold your horses there! This is a quick and easy pasta dish that you'll be ever so glad to have on hand when you've got hardly any time to throw dinner together.




Monday Afternoon Beans
1 medium onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup vegetable broth
1, 8 oz. jar pesto
8 oz. rotini pasta
Directions:
  1. Cook pasta and drain.
  2. While pasta cooks, pour the oil from the pesto jar (about 2 Tbsp.) into a saute pan and use it to saute onions and garlic until onions are transparent.
  3. Add beans, vegetable broth, and pesto and heat through (about 5 minutes).
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Mix in pasta and serve with Parmesan cheese if desired.
Note: To those with a trained eye, you might notice that the pasta shown is penne pasta and the recipe calls for rotini pasta.

Let me just tell you, whenever you hear "lookin' for adventure in whatever comes our way," sure most people associate that with motorcycles and whatnot. But, I'm pretty sure Steppenwolf was talking about people like yours truly - people who will substitute a pasta in a recipe WITH NO APOLOGIES.

So, when you give this a try, if you happen to have a half of a box of another pasta already open. Remember that you, too, were born to be wild.

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