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Giacomina's Authentic Pasta Asciutta

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Joe

Joe

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.

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  • 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

Directions

  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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LESLIE DAGOSTINO
16

LESLIE DAGOSTINO

9/16/2003

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 and add garlic & onion. Saute until golden and crisp over low heat. Add butter & heat until melted. 5. While garlic/onion is cooking, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender. Avoid overcooking. Drain and set aside. 6. Microwave or steam string beans 'til tender but still crisp. Set aside. 7. Cook pasta in boiling water; check at 10 minutes for al dente. Drain and coat with pesto if desired. 8. Add potatoes, green beans and pasta to garlic/onion mixture. Add Parmesan and gently toss. S&P to taste & serve. Yum.

CHOUGHTON
4

CHOUGHTON

7/18/2003

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

MRSLEX
3

MRSLEX

4/30/2003

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 recipe box!