Pasta with Beans and Artichoke
This is a simple pasta made with ingredients in my pantry and fridge… very delicious!
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup pancetta, chopped
1 large shallot, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
½ cup marinated artichoke hearts, crushed with fingers
1 14 ounces cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
½ pound orcchiette pasta cooked al dente with 2 cups pasta water spared
½ cup Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
½ cup parsley, chopped
Heat a large frying pan with the olive oil. Add the pancetta and sauté on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes till pancetta is golden brown. Add the shallot and garlic and sauté on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the artichoke and beans. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon salt. Add the cooked pasta with 1 cup pasta water. Mix well and bring to a boil. Add the cheese and parsley. Check for seasonings and add more salt and pasta water as needed. Serve warm.
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