Pasta: Pasta with White Beans and Bacon

posted by Dodger 01-29-101 11:41 AM

Pasta with White Beans and Bacon

2 Tbs. bacon fat
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tbs. chopped garlic
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 roasted bell pepper, chopped
8 slices bacon, fried medium crisp, crumbled
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1 lb. (precooked weight) cooked white beans (leftovers are best)
2 cups chicken broth
8 oz. (precooked weight) cooked broad pasta, shells, or tubes

Heat the bacon fat and the olive oil together in a large skillet. In it saute the garlic, mushrooms, green onions, and roasted peppers until limp. Stir in the bacon, basil, crushed red pepper, white beans and
chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and heat through.

Serve in a soup bowl with a generous sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.

Serves four to six.

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