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Fagioli Calabrese

Category: Dinner
Source: Tony Yaquinto of Compari's on the Park in Plymouth, Michigan
URL - Link: www.comparisdining.com

Looking for a little mom and dad dinner? Try this delicious dish feature butter beans, banana peppers, Italian sausage and more.

Number of Servings: 1 dinner portion
Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. fennel, julienned
2 Tbsp. Hungarian pepper (hot), julienned
1 link hot Italian sausage, cooked and chopped
1 Tbsp. roasted red pepper
Pinch chopped fresh garlic
3 Tbsp. butter beans
1 cup fresh spinach
1/8 cup chicken stock
1/8 cup white wine
2 cups cooked tubetti pasta
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan
Directions: 1. Saute fennel, Hungarian pepper and Italian sausage in canola oil. Cook till veggies are tender.

2. Add roasted red peppers, garlic, beans and spinach. Cook till beans are hot and spinach cooks down.

3. Deglaze the pan with chicken stock and white wine. Simmer for 2 minutes.

4. Add pasta, butter and Parmesan and simmer till creamy.

5. Top with fresh Parmesan and cracked black pepper (or crushed red pepper). Enjoy this southern Italian favorite with fresh Italian bread with butter and a glass of crisp white wine (pinot grigio) or dry red (Chianti).

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