Make Olive Garden’s Delicious Pasta Fagioli at Home

Make Olive Garden’s Delicious Pasta Fagioli at Home by Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox

You’ll love, love, love this rich and hearty soup! It tastes very similar to the pasta e fagioli at Olive Garden. It’s one of the lowest-fat items on the Olive Garden menu, with 2.5 of fat per serving. Our recipe actually contains more calories than theirs does because we’ve added more beans and veggies. The skinny on 1 cup of…

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Italian Chick Pea Soup

Italian Chick Pea Soup by John Spottiswood

Chickpeas are one of my favorite ingredients in soup. They don't lose their texture or their nutty flavor. Whether in a spicy Harira (served during Ramadan) or in this mild flavored Italian soup, Chickpeas make soup both nutritious and delicious. This soup has been popular in Italian homes for over 1000 years, and it was…

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Cannellini bean hummus

Cannellini bean hummus by Frosted Flaker

This bean dip is similar to regular hummus, but a little creamier and smoother. Serve it with pita bread, pita crackers or vegetable dippers. It couldn't be easier!

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These classic Italian beans are a medium large tan bean, splashed with red/black to magenta streaks. It is very popular in Italian and Portuguese cuisine. They are also known as Cranberry beans in the US. If you can't find Borlotti beans, you can always use pinto beans.

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Umbrian Lentil Soup

Umbrian Lentil Soup by John Spottiswood

We're going to Italy this summer with our family, so I'm trying some dishes from the areas we'll be staying. We're staying near Gubbio in Umbria, and will be visiting a number of the famous hill towns there, so I thought I'd try this Umbrian Lentil Soup. This soup has a warm inviting aroma and a country heartiness to it. The original…

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Tuscan inspired skillet potatoes, brussels sprouts and cranberry beans

Tuscan inspired skillet potatoes, brussels sprouts and cranberry beans by Meera Nalavadi

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Bean Gratin

Bean Gratin by John Spottiswood

This delicious and healthy recipe can be made with any variety of white bean, dried or canned. I used dried cannellini beans. Great Northern beans or other white beans will work too. I served this with a delicious Pork Stew, but I think it would go well with any hearty meat or poultry dish. It took me back to our summer visit to…

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Chicken Fettuccini  with Lemon-Caper Cream

Chicken Fettuccini with Lemon-Caper Cream by Terri Jordan

The presentation of this dish will definitely impress your guests. Serve this up in a big, flat pasta bowl and garnish with some fresh parsley.

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Blue Lake Green Beans with Crispy Prosciutto

Blue Lake Green Beans with Crispy Prosciutto by Draeger's Cooking School

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Gastronomia Italiana Style Bean Salad (sardinian)

Gastronomia Italiana Style Bean Salad (sardinian) by FromScratch Sarah

I cannot find the type of bean used in the actual salad, here in the states.Ive tried to replicate this dish the best I can from memory,I think its pretty close! please let me know if you have an actual itaian recipe for this salad,know the name of the bean used,and where to get the bean! Thanks! Also I believe this is the same dish…

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Crunchy Green Bean Salad

Crunchy Green Bean Salad by Jennifer Bass

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Fresh Mozzarella, Arugula and Proscuitto Pizza

Fresh Mozzarella, Arugula and Proscuitto Pizza by Angela LeMoine

A few years back, 9 months preggo with Jack to be exact (I ended up in labor 3 days later!), we went to a simple but delicious Italian restaurant for dinner after a communion. While I stuffed my face with everything that was put in front of me, there is one thing that I always think of... Pizza baked with fresh mozzarella then topped…

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Haricot bean and Swiss chard soup

Haricot bean and Swiss chard soup by Lemon Squeezy

A tasty, warming soup that is stunningly simple to prepare. This speedy supper is packed with protein, fibre, antioxidants and minerals.

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Panna Cotta with Berries

Panna Cotta with Berries by markswife

This is a great light dessert to serve at a dinner party because it can be made ahead of time. And it looks and tastes like it took forever in the kitchen!

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Pot Of Beans (Italian Style)

Pot Of Beans (Italian Style) by Melodie

This family recipe is from my mother, Anne. Every Christmas and Easter she cooked a ham. This recipe was a way to be frugal and use every bit of it. She took the ham bone and turned it into a delicious pot of beans. This is one of the first recipes I tried to cook on my own. I put all the ingredients into a huge metal crockpot…

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