Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pattie's Pasta y Cecci Recipe

Hello everyone... I know you are not used to seeing recipes on my blog, but I wanted to share one of my favorite and quick pasta dishes with you. I am entering this recipe in to the CDAC "Anything Goes Challenge". If you are not a member of CDAC (Crafters Digital Art Center) then just click HERE to Join. 

I grew up in an Italian family environment and I have always loved cooking. My Mother was German and my Father was Italian. I have many recipes that I will share with you in the future but right now I am sharing my very own interpretation of Pasta y Facioli. I use garbanzo beans known as Cicci Beans instead of Canneloni Beans. I call it "Pasta y Cecci"...
Here We Go:

Pattie’s Pasta y Cecci
2 tbsps olive oil
½ stick of pepperoni sliced
3 garlic cloves chopped
1 can of tomato paste (6 oz)
4 cans of water (use paste can)
1 can of Italian Style diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
Fresh basil (about 10 leaves chopped)
Salt & pepper
¼ tsp crushed red pepper (to taste)
¼ tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp parmesan or locatelli grated cheese
1 can of chick peas/ garbanzos drained (15.5 oz)
1 cup of ditalini pasta (uncooked)

Heat oil in a large pan
On medium heat add garlic and cook slightly. Add pepperoni and stir. Lower heat and add can of tomato paste and 4 cans of water. Stir gently and simmer for 5 minutes. Add can of diced tomatoes and next 5 ingredients. Turn heat to medium then simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Add chick peas and cook for another 5-8 minutes. Boil water and cook pasta until done. Don’t overcook!  Add pasta to sauce and stir. Serve with some extra grated cheese and fresh basil leaves. Serves 4


Shelly Parker - Shellys Images said...

This looks delicious Pattie! I love recipes and learning new dishes. Thanks very much for sharing.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh YUM Pattie! Thanks so much for sharing this dish ... just might be what is needed for this cold day's lunch!

Priscilla said...

OMG OMG OMG .. This looks so yummy. I am just loving the anything goes cdac challenge. It's so cool we can share this way. You even gave the recipe....COOL. Thanks :)

Charlene said...

mmmmmm Pattie this looks soooo yummy. Thanks so much for sharing it :D

Sandi said...

As I'm scrolling my stomach is growling and I spot this recipe. This looks so good and the directions look so easy!
♥ your sister - Sandi

Vicki Romaine said...

This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing at CDAC Anything Goes.