What’s For Dinner?
Pasta e fagioli
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In early fall, Georgia can experience some unexpectedly cool evenings. This is the perfect time for Kim Wakefield's creative interpretation of the classic pasta e fagioli. White kidney beans are popular Italian legumes called cannellini and are available in most groceries; however, Wakefield, who lives in Carrollton, may use garbanzo, pinto or Great Northern beans -- whatever is available. Serve with plenty of crusty garlic bread. Fruit and cheese for dessert will make this a satisfying and healthful meal.
Hands on time: Total time: 30 minutes Serves: 6
1 cup dry ditalini or other small pasta
8 cups chicken broth
1 cup shredded carrots
2 16-ounce cans kidney beans (white and/or red)
1 16-ounce jar spaghetti sauce