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This is a fav among Sicilian Americans. And so easy to make!!!

This recipe will serve aprox 3 people {my husband and I eat the whole thing between the 2 of us though..depends on how hungry you are!}


  • olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Two 15 oz cans of tomato sauce {I use Delmonte. DO NOT used crushed, cubed, etc. Just regular sauce}
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 pound of small square macaroni or elbows
  • 1 LARGE can {24-32 oz} of cannellini beans
  • Parsley {optional}


  • Coat bottom of medium sized pot with olive oil. Saute' garlic until tender and slightly brown. Add the tomato sauce. Lower heat.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Cover.
  • In a large pot, bring water and a pinch of salt to a boil. Add macaroni.
  • As the macaroni cooks, pour the entire can of cannellini beans into the sauce {including the water the beans are in..this will add flavor}.
  • Stir and continue to cook on medium or low heat, depending on your stovetop.
  • Keep covered so the beans do not absorb too much of the sauce.
  • If you'd like, you can also add a pinch or so of parsley.
  • Cook macaroni just a bit past al dente.
  • Strain and return to pot.
  • Pour the sauce and beans into the macaroni and toss until thoroughly mixed.
  • Sauce should be loose, but not too watery.
  • Cover and let sit for a few minutes.
  • Serve with grated Locatelli cheese.
  • Enjoy!

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