Bean Bolognese--Eating Well

READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put a large pot of water on to boil. Mash 1/2 cup beans in a small bowl with a fork.
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and salt; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Add garlic and bay leaf; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add wine; increase heat to high and boil until most of the liquid evaporates, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and their juices, 2 tablespoons parsley and the mashed beans. Add a splash of balsamic vinegar if you like. Bring to a lively simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 6 minutes.
  • Add the remaining whole beans; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta in the boiling water until just tender, about 9 minutes or according to package directions. Drain.
  • Divide the pasta among 4 bowls. Discard the bay leaf and top the pasta with the sauce. You can also just mix the pasta and sauce and divide into servings. Serve with remaining parmesan and parsley.
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