- Pappardelle with Bean Sauce
- (Pappardelle con Sugo di Fagioli)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 and 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 large carrot, chopped
1 large celery stalk, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley, divided
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3/4 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 and 3/4 cups peeled butternut squash (1/2-inch cubes, 8 ounces)
One 28-ounce can Italian-style tomatoes in juice, drained (juice reserved), tomatoes chopped
2/3 cup drained canned white beans
2/3 cup drained canned kidney beans
2/3 cup drained canned garbanzo beans
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup vegetable broth
2 tablespoons whipping cream
8 ounces dried pappardelle or other wide noodles
1 and 1/2 cups grated Parmigiano cheese (about 5 ounces), divided
Heat olive oil in heavy large pot over medium heat.
Add onion, carrot, celery, 2 tablespoons parsley, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and bay leaf.
Saute until vegetables begin to brown, about 8 minutes.
Add tomato paste; stir 1 minute.
Add squash; stir 1 minute.
Add chopped tomatoes and all beans; stir 1 minute.
Add wine and simmer 2 minutes.
Mix in broth, cream, and reserved tomato juice.
Simmer until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until 'al dente', stirring occasionally.
Return pasta to same pot.
Add sauce; toss over medium heat until coated.
Transfer to large bowl.
Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese and 1 tablespoon parsley.
Serve, passing remaining 1 cup cheese separately. Serves 4.
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