Italian Potatoes and Beans

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We are like many others, relearning about and enjoying real food and/or whole foods. Quality ingredients put together using simple cooking methods yet providing exceptional taste and enjoyment. Rustic food if you will. 

My favorite style of rustic food (after our own country's specialties, of course!) is Italian. Italian folks are among the best in using simple ingredients, cooked well and served with pride. This dish is proof. 

Like Pasta Fagioli, Italian Pasta and Beans.

You can easily turn this delicious dish into a meatless main course by the addition of crusty bread on the side. Most folks have enjoyed Pasta Fagioli a family favorite enjoyed by many. And this Italian Potatoes and Beans rendition is none the less delicious! I hope you give it a try.

How to make Italian Pasta and Beans.
Italian Potatoes and Beans

This small dish of leftovers was that remained.......

Italian Potatoes and Beans
inspired from: Eat this it will make you feel better, by Dom DeLuise

1 small onion, diced small
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 ribs of celery, diced small
1 large carrot, peeled and diced small
1 T olive oil

6 medium potatoes, peeled -cut in half lengthwise, set 1 piece (1/2 potato) aside, dice the remainder in large dice
2 c chicken stock
2 cans cannellini beans drained 
3-4 c homemade white creamy beans well-drained
1/2 t oregano
black pepper

for serving: Tomato Serendipity

In a large flat pan, saute the garlic and onion until wilted and fragrant.  Add celery and carrot, saute for a minute more. Add all of the potatoes and the chicken stock.

Italian Pasta and Beans.a meatless main course.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer until potatoes are tender.

Remove the large piece of potato, mash well, return to the pot and stir into the broth. Add the beans, simmer uncovered an additional 10 minutes. Stir in the oregano and fresh ground black pepper to taste.

If the pan sauce seems too thin, boil gently for a few minutes to thicken.

Delicious Italian Pasta and Beans.

Serve plain or offer Tomato Serendipity or Parmesan Cheese on the side. 


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  1. Looks so creamy and delicious! This makes a lovely meal, Melynda!

  2. This dish sounds delicious as a soup or a side dish - I like how versatile and flavourful it is.


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