Penne con Fagiolini

From the kitchen of: Unknown.

  • 1 1/2 lb. fresh Green beans
  • 1 lb. Penne Pasta
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper, to taste

Clean string beans and trim ends.

Bring a pot of lightly salted water to boil; in it, cook the beans until tender.

Bring a second pot of lightly salted water to boil, and cook the Penne pasta just until al dente.

While string beans and pasta are cooking, warm the olive oil in a large skillet or pan over medium heat. Add the garlic, and saut_ until lightly browned.

Drain the string beans, reserving 1/4 cup of the water they were cooked in.

Add the green beans, pasta, salt and pepper, and the 1/4 cup cooking water to the oil and garlic in the skillet. Stir together for about 1 minute to warm through, then serve. Serves 4.

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