Elbow Macaroni with Beans

Elbow Macaroni with Beans



4 cups Dakota Growers Elbow Macaroni

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup red onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon chopped carrot

1 tablespoon fresh basil (or 1 teaspoon dried)

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 can (15.8 ounces) Navy Beans

4 ounces sliced ham

1 tablespoon red wine or water

2 cups marinara sauce

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese


  Directions Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Cook onion, garlic, carrot, basil and oregano and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Drain and rinse beans, chop ham coarsely and add to pan and increase heat to medium high. Stir in wine, let evaporate. Pour marinara sauce into pan, reduce heat to medium and cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain well and add to skillet along with cheeses. Increase heat to medium high, cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently until cheese is completely melted. Servings 4