Penne With Cannellini Beans and Anchovies

Recipe by Manami
READY IN: 35mins




  • Combine first 3 ingredients and mince to form paste.
  • Set aside.
  • Heat 1/8 cup olive oil in a large(large enough to cook pasta, as well) nonreactive pot over medium high heat.
  • Add breadcrumbs and cook 3-4 minutes, until crisp, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in Italian seasoning and pepper, to taste.
  • Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Wipe pot clean with a paper towel.
  • Heat remaining oil in same pot over medium high heat.
  • Sauté onion and red pepper, till soft(about 5 minutes).
  • Add garlic paste and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, until garlic begins to soften.
  • Stir in beans, tomato, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Cook about 1 minute until heated throughout.
  • Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Using same pot, cook pasta in boiling salted water 5 minutes.
  • Add spinach and cook another 5 minutes, or until pasta is al dente.
  • Drain through a colander, removing as much liquid as possible.
  • Lightly stir pasta into bean mixture.
  • Serve sprinkled with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.