Pasta and beans or "pasta fagioli," a classic Italian dish! (No, I DON'T call it pasta fazool. I ain't from Joisey, I smacka you!)
Darlings! For La Diva lately, when it comes to cooking dinner, it's been all about QUICK and EASY! And while some people discourage the eating of carbs, La Diva just can't deny her Eyetalian roots. I love pasta. And so does the DJ. He never ONCE says, "Pasta again?!"
I love it especially when cooked al dente, that slightly chewy texture that makes pasta so "more-ish!" Here are three quick, easy and deliciously classic pasta dishes that you can make in UNDER 30 minutes. (leaving you more time to drink wine with your lovely on the patio, right?!)
Home made pesto with penne and a dash of cream along with sauteed, organic chicken breasts to add heartiness and satiety. Toss in a bit of spinach and arugula just before serving for additional brightness, nutrients and flavor! Prep to table: 20 minutes
Pasta and beans IS an Italian classic! Usually served vegetarian, La Diva added spicy Italian sausage, red pepper flakes and a handful of garden fresh escarole. Notice how I use differently shaped pastas for different styled dishes? I love how the beans nest in the small shells! (making it easier to eat, naturally!) Freshly grated parmigiano takes it over the top! Prep to table: 20 minutes
You can't get any quicker or more classic than linguine and clams! Saute minced garlic, add fresh little neck clams and douse with wine and butter and cook until they open! Add the pasta and garnish with a chiffonade of garden-picked basil! Prep to table: 15 minutes!
What's YOUR favorite pasta, darling? Ciao for now!