Giacomina's Authentic Pasta Asciutta


"This recipe has been rumored to be one of Sophia Loren's favorites. A quick tip to keep your cheese mold-free is to store it in a tightly covered container with a few sugar cubes. To add a pesto flavor, sprinkle with 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil and toss gently to coat."


40 m servings 681 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 681 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 36.2 g
  • 56%
  • Carbs:
  • 77.3g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 15.4 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 250 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook until tender. Be careful to not overcook. Drain, and set aside. Meanwhile, steam string beans for 10 to 12 minutes, or until tender but still crisp. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain.
  3. In a heavy skillet, heat oil over medium low heat and add garlic and onion. Saute until golden and crisp. Add butter, and heat until melted.
  4. Add potatoes, green beans, Parmesan, and the garlic and onion mixture to pasta, and gently toss. Season with salt and pepper.
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  1. 12 Ratings


Great recipe - badly organized. My suggestion: 1. Prepare potatoes and green beans for cooking. 2. Peel and slice garlic and chop onions. 3. In a heavy skillet, heat oil over medium low heat ...

Unusual combination of flavours that really taste great. The Parmesan cheese tops it off nicely.

While this recipe requires a few pots and pans, it is out of this world! I would never have guessed the combo of potatoes, beans, and pasta could ever taste so wonderful. This has gone into my...

This is ok, but I don't know what the big fuss is. It's basically just beans, potato and noodles together. There isn't even any sauce. Not recommended.

This was really very good. At first I thought the bean/potato/pasta combo would be a little strange, but it really surprised me.

Sofia was right! This is great!

wonderful recipe, everyone loved it - agree with leslie's - wish i had read her suggestion before trying to avoid the confusion of getting the onions done definite keeper

I can see why Sophia likes this so much. Blanched fresh green beans for 3 minutes. Boiled snall,new potatoes for 6 minutes while onion sauted in butter till golden, then added a bucketful of gar...

It was a little oily... from all of the butter and olive oil. It might have been more for me because I used baby red potatoes instead of whole, which could have eaten up some grease. I will d...