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December 2, 2012

Five Ingredient Pasta Toss

Five Ingredient Pasta Toss

At the end of a very busy weekend, I decided to throw this dish together so we could all watch a family movie together.  So easy, and great with a side vegetable, or by itself as we chose to eat it tonight!
I cooked bowtie pasta al dente.  While it was cooking I added olive oil and crushed garlic to my serving bowl.

Then I tossed in rinsed & drained pinto beans, and chopped fresh basil.
The original recipe calls for white beans, but I chose pinto and they worked well.

I drained the pasta and tossed it together right away with the remaining ingredients, and served.
The original recipe also calls for a can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes, with the juice.
Because my kids don't like tomatoes, I skipped this ingredient.
David recommends doubling up on the beans.
I am reminding myself to season the pasta water because the pasta needed a little extra salt.
The boys think there was too much garlic, so I cut it back to 2 cloves in the recipe below.
Perfect accompaniment to Elf tonight!
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Buon Appetito!

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